Zahra Buhari Threatens To Sue Sahara Reporters, See Why

Zahra Buhari-Indimi made her demands known to Sahara Reporters in a letter signed by her lawyer Nasiru Adamu.
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Zahra Buhari

Sumarry

  • Demand retraction of d story
  • Publish same on SR website 
  • Publish on SR Twitter Handle
  • Publish in 3 National Dailies 
  • Apologise

President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, has threatened to sue Sahara Reporters over a story alleging that a top APC official, Nasiru Danu, and some top Nigeria Customs Service officials fraudulently wired N2.5 billion to her out of a total of N51 billion allegedly laundered.

According to the online publication, the alleged scam involving NCS comptroller-general, Col Hameed Ali (rtd) was dubbed "Revenue Assurance Fraud" by some agency officials.

Another source said N2.5 billion was transferred to a foundation owned by Mrs Zahra Buhari-Indimi, of which Danu is a signatory, according to the article.

“Some top Customs operatives and one Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu shared N51 billion. N2.5 billion out of the funds was transferred to a foundation owned by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra,” the publication quoted its source as saying.

In response, the president's daughter requested a retraction from Sahara Reporters, as well as an apology published in the same prominent position on its website and in three national dailies for seven days.

Zahra Buhari-Indimi made her demands known to Sahara Reporters in a letter signed by her lawyer Nasiru Adamu.

“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 anybody 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 read.

“We consequently have our client’s instructions to make the following demands from you to wit; A retraction of the said damaging and defamatory as well as the injurious publication.

“A retraction of the defamatory publication made @SaharaReporters tweet in respect of the publication in question.

“A public apology to our client be issued vide your website and twitter account @SaharaReporters be published for seven (7) consecutive days.


“Public apologies be published in at least three (3) newspapers with online and physical presence across Nigeria for seven (7) consecutive days.”