Edward Onoja, the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, has threatened to sue Omoyele Sowore and his publication, Sahara Reporters, over a report that he (Onoja) “corruptly acquired” some properties in Abuja.
Sowore’s online newspaper on Friday published a report alleging that the Kogi State deputy governor “corruptly acquired multi-billion naira worth of properties in the Federal Capital Territory”.
“Documents seen by SaharaReporters show that Onoja had acquired several properties whose value run into many billions of naira since he was appointed by Governor Yahaya Bello as his Chief of Staff and later assumed the office of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State in October 2019.
“The buildings worth over N200 million is located at House 23, D66, BUA Estate,” the report partly read.
The report has been termed by observers as an aggravation of the war of words between Onoja and Sowore, which began on social media recently.
Reacting via his Twitter handle on Friday, Onoja blasted Sowore as the “fabricator” of the story.
The Kogi Deputy Governor challenged Sowore to produce the documents to prove that he purchased the properties fraudulently “when we meet in court”.
You are the fabricator @YeleSowore when we meet in court, you go see documents if you fail to present your documents.
You think every public officer is a ROGUE. Your hating informants will just kill themselves of envy and hate.
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— Chief Edward David Onoja (@ed_onoja) April 16, 2021