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Zahra Buhari threatens to drag Sahara Reporters to court for libel

Zahra Buhari-Indimi, has given Sahara Reporters a 7 day ultimatum to retract what she described as an injurious and defamatory publication against her.

The daughter of president Mohammadu Buhari gave the ultimatum in a letter to the online newspaper and signed by her counsel, Nasiru Adamu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

In the letter, Mrs Ndimi also demanded a public apology from the online media outfit.

Sahara Reporters had reported that Nasiru Danu, a close ally of President Buhari and some top officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, recently defrauded the Nigerian government of N51 billion.

Zahra Buhari

The newspaper also said the N51 billion was meant “to improve Customs’ revenue”.

It said N2.5 billion was also transferred to a foundation owned by Mrs Indimi for which Mr Danu is a signatory.

Reacting to Sahara reporters publication, the president’s daughter denied all the allegations and demanded a retraction.

She also said there was no way Mr Danu could be a signatory in a foundation she owned.

“Our client equally unequivocally states that no any foundation owned by her was transferred or credited with such amount of money (N2.5 billion or any amount) by the said Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu or any body from the purported President Muhammadu Buhari’s oil mafia group, and that it is equally not possible for the said Danu to be a signatory to any foundation owned by our client,” the letter said.

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