By Chibuzo Ukaibe, Abuja
An Abuja-based human rights activist and legal practitioner, Mr. Ugochukwu Osuagwu, has decried as unfair recent media reports accusingkey officials of the Muhammadu Buhari administration of corruption, describing it as the handiwork of “mischief makers and fifth columnists.” Osuagwu challenged the sponsors of the publication to come up with evidence to prove their case against those government officials.
The said malicious publication had listed notable figures in the
Buhari cabinet as corrupt which according to the human rights lawyer is tantamount to libel and defamation of character.
In a press statement yesterday in Abuja, the human rights lawyer debunked publication saying ‘’I see that publication as the work of enemies of government who are not happy with the anti-corruption milestone of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government’’, he stated.
According to him, those who are alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war is one sided are being economical with the truth because the PDP people were in power for 16 years so naturally they will make the list of corrupt people in Nigeria.
According to Osuagwu, ‘’these same people have not brought any evidence to show that it is only the PDP chieftains that are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC). I challenge them to bring any evidence to this effect.’’
The human rights campaigner lambasted the authors of the malicious publication describing them as speculative journalists who are hell-bent in tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of government officials who are relentlessly executing the change agenda which has enhanced peace/security in Nigeria in addition to stemming corruption in the country.