Media mogul releases statement over recovered $43m

Lere Olayinka claims the building was a gift to Mo Abudu who, he said, is rumoured to be in a relationship with the minister.

MO Abudu CEO of Ebony Life TV

The drama involves the ownership of the $43.3million, £27,800 and N23m recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi by the operatives of the EFCC.

Shortly after the news surfaced, Lere Olayinka, the aide to Governor Ayo Fayose took to his Facebook to allege that Flat B, where the monies were stashed, belongs to Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi.

He went further to allege that the 2nd flat, 7A, in the same building was a gift to Mo Abudu who, he said, is rumoured to be in a relationship with the minister.

Amaechi has since denied the claims.

In a statement shared on her Instagram page, the media guru, through her lawyers Streamsowers & Kohn, has shut down the claims that she owns the said flat, adding that she has neither been gifted an apartment in the building.

And then, the statement went further to warn anyone carrying the story of a possible lawsuit.

“Please note that the publication of such false statements is actionable and gives rise to claims against any person who publishes these statements,” the press release said.

She continued, noting that her lawyers have instruction to 'trace and proceed against any person who participates in the circulation of these false and malicious statements.'

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