Amaechi had through his lawyer, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), had written to Fani-Kayode and Olayinka, claiming that he had been defamed by their statements.
According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the ex-governor of Rivers State has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Fani-Kayode and Olayinka to publicly apologise to him over their remarks on the recovered $50million in one of the flats at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos.
While Olayinka was asked to also apologise in five national dailies and pay the sum of N750 million “as compensation for the malicious and defamatory claim” on his (Olayinka) Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode was asked for the sum of N500 million from Fani-Kayode “as compensation for the malicious and defamatory claim”.
The duo of Fani-Kayode and Olayinka had individually linked the minister to the recovered cash which is believed to be proceeds of loots from the last dispensation under President Goodluck Jonathan.
It was also reported that Amaechi had through his lawyer, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), had written to Fani-Kayode and Olayinka, claiming that he had been defamed by their statements.
Amaechi also warned that there would be stiff legal actions should Fani-Kayode and Olayinka fail to adhere to his demand over the alleged defamatory acts.
The two letters dated April 14, 2017 read: “The $43 million is Rotimi Amaechi’s. He owns the flat it was found in (sic) too. NIA’s story is fake news! NIA does not keep cash in minister’s flats.”
“The Osborne Towers, a luxury residential complex in Ikoyi, Lagos, where EFCC said it found $43,449,987, 27,800 pounds N23,218,000 on Wednesday is owned by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi."
It was further reported that Amaechi threatened that the amount might increase should Fani-Kayode fail to address the situation as expected.