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Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC

The suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, has threatened to file a lawsuit against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for defaming her personality

Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC
Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC

Edu disclosed this in a letter sent to BBC Abuja and London offices by her counsel, Chikaosolu Ojukwu (SAN).

According to the letter, the suspended minister claimed that BBC reported that N30 billion was retrieved from her in the ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The lawyer alleged that the publication which he described as false had dented the reputation of his client, Edu.

Ojukwu asked BBC to retract the article and tender a public apology to Edu over the matter within 48 hours, saying that, “Our client has suffered immeasurable reputational damage, psychological trauma and anguish as a direct consequence of the publication and dissemination of the article,” the letter read.

Edu is also demanding 50 million dollars from the UK-based media organisation as compensation, and threatened to take legal action against BBC.

Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC
Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC
Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC
Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC

 

Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC
Defamation: Betta Edu threatens to sue BBC

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