Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has expressed that contrary to a report making the rounds, he has never bought any property from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Falana, on Friday, stated that the claims by the online medium that ran the report are false.
He also stated that the publication was a ploy by the Federal Government to tarnish his reputation.
Falana stated that the claim that he bought a property from the antigraft agency is one of several attempts by the government to soil his name and bring him to disrepute.
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Falana’s statement comes on the heels of a testimony by a witness, Mr. Ngozika Ihuoma who told the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday, that a property allegedly recovered by the Pension Reform Task Force, valued at six billion naira was sold to a popular lawyer for one billion naira sometime in 2015.
Reacting, Falana said there has been a renewed effort to falsely accuse him of buying the said property.
The rights advocate said indeed in an attempt to liquidate the loan the owner of the property wanted to sell it and his law firm agreed to buy the property two hundred and fifty million naira, but they withdrew from the transaction due to the delay in resolving the case.
He, however, denied the claim on the purchase of the said property, and challenged the federal government to forfeit the N1 billion alleged to have been paid by him.