“We are solicitors to Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Ltd.
and on whose behalf and mandate we write this petition.
“We write to formally inform you about the libellous publications against our client and also threats to his life by Chief Cosmas Maduka of Coscharis Group.
“Our client informed us that sometime in 2011 he entered into a business transaction with Maduka. The business was flourishing until Maduka became dissatisfied with the outcome of the business, consequent upon which he has filed a petition to your office.
“While your men are investigating the matter, which is purely a civil contractual relationship with its attendant rights and liabilities, Maduka went on air – Channels Television and AIT – to slander our client.
“He called our client all sorts of names ranging from a thief to an international fraudster. As though that was not enough and still not allowing your men to do their job, Maduka took four pages in some national newspapers libeled our client and repeated his slander.
“Our client’s life is now being threatened as he receives anonymous calls urging him to pay those he owes, while also receiving text messages from unknown persons demanding that he must share the ‘loot’ apparently in reference to Maduka’s allegation that he (Ubah) duped him of billions of Naira.
“May we point out that our client has neither been convicted of any crime by any law court nor has he been adjudged liable for any breach of contractual business relationship with anyone, including Maduka.”
Ubah’s counsel asked the IG to order for the arrest of Maduka, investigate the libelous publications and ask him to write a letter of apology within seven days or face legal action.
Apkua also asked the IG to warn Maduka to desist from further libelous publications against his client pending the conclusion of the police investigation and court case or he risks contempt of court.