By Temi Joshua
Zahra Buhari, President Buhari’s daughter has taken a legal action against Sahara Reporters over its report of her allegedly conniving with others to defraud the Nigerian government.
The online publication had claimed a source said that Nasiru Danu, a close ally of President Buhari and some top officials of the Nigeria Customs Service, recently defrauded the Nigerian government of N51 billion meant “to improve Customs’ revenue”.
The source furthered claim that the alleged sum of money was transferred to a foundation owned by Zahra for which Mr Danu is a signatory.
“This was a decision I had to take to protect myself and my growing family from cyber bullying, non investigative and lazy journalism,” she wrote on Instagram.
“It is unfair to say the least. I have taken so much in the last 6 years and I’m about to practise what I preached in my first episode of #inconversationwithzahra that held in November 2019.”
The president’s daughter in a letter signed by her counsel Nasiru Adamu to Sahara Reporters demanded from the firm the following listed below:
-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.