The CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mosunmola ‘Mo’ Abudu, has denied reports that she has any connection to a house in Ikoyi where the EFCC recovered a a $50m loot.
A lot of names had already been linked to the money, including former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chairman, Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, PDP Chieftain, Tony Anenih’s daughter and a former MD of NNPC, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue.
Abudu’s name was dragged into the mix by Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka.
Olayinka had alleged that the house had been purchased by Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as a gift for his “girlfriend”, Abudu.
In a statement through her lawyers, Abudu denied the rumors, and promised to legally punish the people that created the rumors.
The statement read in part; “Our attention has been drawn to certain false statements,being peddled by individuals on several social media platforms. These statements refer to the recent news story emanating from the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission that it discovered some money in a property at 16 Osbourne Road Ikoyi, Lagos.
“It has been suggested by these individuals that Mo Abudu lives in flat 7A of 16 Osbourne Road, Ikoyi, and that Mo Abudu received the apartment as a gift from Hon. Rotimi Amaechi. Mo Abudu unequivocally states that these allegations are completely false, malicious and without any merit.”
The statement then added: “Please note that the publication of such false statements is actionable and give rise to claims against any person who publishes these false statements. We have the instruction of our Client to trace and proceed against any person who participates in the circulation of these false and malicious statements.”
See the full statement below.