Aliyu Abubakar, an Abuja businessman, has debunked allegations of receiving the sum of $400 million as a consultancy price in respect of the controversial Malabu oil deal.
A current publication had claimed the transcript of an Italian court docket in Milan indicated that Abubakar agreed to receiving the cash in query as a consultancy price for the oil deal.
However Abubakar has refuted the claims, insisting that he by no means acted as a guide to the oil and fuel firm and by no means obtained the alleged quantity as a consultancy price.
Recall that Abubakar, alongside six others, was arraigned earlier than Justice I. E. Ekwo of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja in 2020 over cash laundering fees to the tune of $875,740,000.
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) had introduced 67 amended fees in opposition to them that 12 months.
However Abubakar has now insisted that his arraignment in Abuja in 2020 had nothing to do with the claims of the publication alleging he owned as much as receiving cash in Milan.
He stated the web claims that he admitted to receiving the cash in Milan had been ‘false, malicious and focused at bringing his identify to disrepute’.
The businessman gave the rebuttal in a press release signed by his media aide, Kadiri Joseph saying he has by no means acted as a guide to Malabu oil and fuel firm and didn’t obtain the stated quantity.
Abubakar vowed to by no means give in to low-cost blackmail by people and a few unprofessional information platforms who defame the character of focused people.
He warned the web platform to retract the stated publication, including that he has briefed his attorneys to take authorized motion in opposition to anybody concerned within the defamation.
“Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar has by no means acted as a guide to Malabu oil and fuel and has by no means collected $400 million as consultancy charges in respect of Malabu oil and fuel.
”The information is engineered by our detractors and we are going to by no means give in to low-cost blackmail. The publishers should retract and pull down the report and tender an apology inside 72 hours.
”A workforce of attorneys headed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria have been briefed to take authorized motion in opposition to the publishers “, the assertion learn. Supply: DailyPost