Minister of Transport, ROTIMI AMAECHI, has threatened to sue a former Minister of Aviation, FEMI FANI-KAYODE, and LERE OLAYINKA, an aide to Ekiti state Governor AYODELE FAYOSE, citing character defamation over the allegation that he owns the about 13 billion naira seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Ikoyi, Lagos.
In letters dated April 14, 2017, AMAECHI’s lawyer, LATEEF FAGBEMI said his client had been defamed by the claims of the two men.
FAGBEMI is demanding 500 million naira from FANI-KAYODE as compensation for the alleged malicious posts by the former minister on his twitter handle on April 14.
He is also demanding two separate sums of N750m totalling N1.5bn from LERE OLAYINKA as compensation for the alleged “malicious” posts by the Ekiti State Governor’s spokesperson on his facebook timeline and twitter handle on April 14.
In his letter to FANI-KAYODE, FAGBEMI said it was wrong for the former minister to assume that AMAECHI owned the flat and the money found in it.