Yomi Aliyu, lawyer of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Igboho, dared Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), to reveal the national assembly member alleged to be sponsoring his client.
Malami had at a press conference on Friday, said Igboho is being financed by a member of the national assembly.
He, however, did not mention the name of the lawmaker.
Reacting to the accusation, Aliyu, in a statement, questioned the attempt to link Igboho with a Bureau de Change (BDC) operator, Abdullahi Umar, linked with Boko Haram financing.
“The picture the AGF wanted to paint is that our client is being financed by Abdullah Umar, allegedly involved in terrorist financing. Who is now financing who?
“Does it mean that anybody buying a car from him or selling a car to him is a terrorist? I challenge the Hon AGF to mention the lawmaker that sent money to Chief Sunday Adeyemo for terrorist act whether he would not be damnified in exemplary damages for defamation”
“Members of the Pan Yoruba Group, Afenifere, have also dismissed Malami’s claim. In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Chief Sola Ebiseni, the group said the latest claims made by Malami indicated that the Federal Government is hell-bent on destroying Ighoho.”