Diezani Allison-Madueke, Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, has sued the Attorney General of the Federation and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged libel.
Allison-Madueke is demanding N100bn in damages.
She is being represented by a legal team led by high profile attorney, Mike Ozekhome, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
In a writ of summons filed on her behalf at the Federal High Court, Abuja, dated May 26, 2023, Madueke is asking the defendants,” jointly and severally to pay to the Claimant the sum of N100,000,000,000.00 (100 billion naira) only as damages for the false, injurious, malicious and libelous publications against the Claimant in the 1st Defendant’s publishing platform, and at the instance of both the 1st and the 2nd Defendants”.
The former minister is further demanding that the EFCC and AGF apologise to her in three national dailies, over what she described as “the false, injurious, malicious and libelous publications” against her since she left Nigeria in 2015.
The EFCC and the AGF have 14 days from the service of the summons to enter their defence, according to the document.