Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transport has filed a N2billion lawsuit against a former Aviation Minister Chief Femi Fani-Kayode and Lere Olayinka, spokesperson for Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose.
THE CABLE reports that Amaechi’s suit followed accusations by both men that he was the owner of the Ikoyi apartment where the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found the sum of $50m.
The Minister’s lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi in separate letters to Fani-Kayode and Olayinka, said, “The story as uploaded by you is to our knowledge, blatantly false, malicious and is aimed at impeaching the credit of our client, a two-time speaker of the Rivers state of house of assembly, a two-time governor of Rivers state and current minister of the federation.”
“Our client neither owns the house where the cash was found and your story and claim are unfounded.”
Amaechi is demanding N500million as damages from Fani-Kayode and N1. 5 billion from Olayinka.