Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, has kicked against a newspaper report that he collected a sum of N28m from the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
Falana in a pre-action letter written by his counsel, Adeyinkan Olumide-Fusika SAN, asked the newspaper to with 48 hours retract the said publication and apologize to him.
He said he has dedicated his entire life to fighting corruption and human rights, thereby seeing the report as damaging to his person and reputation built over years.
Olumide-Fusika stated, “In the circumstance, my immediate instruction is to demand that you acknowledge your wrongdoing, expressly admit that what you imputed against my client was false, and apologise for your unprofessionalism and the damage you have caused to him.
“I do hope that you will, within the next 48 hours, comply with this gentlemanly request by publication on the front page of your newspaper. Failing compliance, my instruction is to issue a Writ in the tort of defamation in other to afford you an opportunity to prove what you imputed against his my client’s character.”