Goodluck Jonathan slammed with N5 billion lawsuite

Former President Goodluck Jonathan had said President Muhammadu Buhari was probing him for alleged corruption.

This time around, GEJ’s trouble seem to be coming from his own kinsmen.

Recall that the former president has been embroiled in a war of words with militant groups in the Niger Delta.

MEND and RNDA seem to be in the forefront of these jaw-jaw.

The imprisoned leaders of MEND, Henry and Charles Okah, have slammed the former president with a lawsuit.

The suit is inclusive of Goodluck Jonathan and his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze.

The Okah brothers alleges that both Goodluck Jonathan and his media aide claimed they wanted to assassinate him.

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The Okahs claim that statement breached their fundamental right to fair hearing.

Their lawyer, Timipa Jenkins Okponipere Esq., established that a lawsuit was indeed slammed at GEJ to tune of N5 billion naira.

According to Jenkins, “It is our client’s brief that the entire contents of the said statement breached their fundamental right to fair hearing.

Stating his side of the story, Charles Okah said “I can confirm GEJ sent people to vsist me in prison.

“A quid pro quo was then proposed where GEJ wanted MEND to endorse his bid for a second tenure as president.

“In exchange for our cooperation, the sum of $1 Dollars was offered in mint cash.

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“I was shown the money and promised that once the endorsement was released the money will be made available and paid to whomever I mentioned to give it to.

“They promised that the trumped-up charges against my co-accused Obi Nwabueze and I will be dropped.

“Also, Edmund Ebiware, sentenced to life imprisonment would be given a Presidential pardon.

“Few days later, I contacted my brother Henry and briefed him about the visit.

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“After listening to me, he immediately rejected the proposal in its entirety.

“He believed that God will take care of our families.

“He then directed me to appeal to MEND to endorse Muhammadu Buhari, a preferred choice and damn the consequences.

“That was exactly how MEND rejected the Ex-President and endorsed President Buhari,” Charles Okah disclosed.