The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Ibrahim Magu , on Thursday wrote a letter to the publisher of Sun Newspaper , seeking a N 5 billion compensation over “ libellous imputations and statements ” made against him in a story published in the March 25 , 2017 edition of Saturday Sun .
EFCC sspokesman Wilson Uwajaren , in a statement on Thursday, said that the paper quoted unidentified sources .
He added that the writers of the report alleged that Magu owned two mansions on different streets in highbrow Maitama area of Abuja which Magu immediately stated was false .
“ This is a case which they could not substantiate , and which in fact was false , and nothing but the figments of their imaginations ,” he said.
He added that Magu wants the publishers to issue a public apology and immediate retraction of these false statements within the next seven days in addition to the demand for N5 billion compensation . He added that the apology must also be published on the front page of the newspaper .
The publication was captioned “ Magu Under Fresh Probe over 2 Abuja Mansions ” .