Dogara threatens to sue Jibrin for libel, demands apology

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has asked the sacked Chairman, Appropriation Committee of the House, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, to retract alleged defamatory publications against his person and tender an unreserved apology within seven days.

Mr Dogara, who made this demand through his lawyers, Professor Joash Ojo (SAN) and Professor Joash Amupitan (SAN), said Jibrin should be ready for a legal battle if he refused to publish the retraction and the apology in prominent print and electronic media within the seven-day ultimatum.

Mr Jibrin, however, dismissed Dogara’s threat, saying he was not surprised that the speaker rushed to court, hoping to get a cover.

He added that he had formally contacted the EFCC and the ICPC on the allegations through his lawyers to get a date to submit a petition against the four principal officers.