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Davis asks Modu Sheriff to sue him

Davis asks Modu Sheriff to sue him
September 05
13:23 2014
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Australian negotiator, Dr Stephen Davis, has dared former governor of Borno State, Senator Modu Sheriff, to sue him over allegations that he is a sponsor of Boko Haram.

Davis, who was in Nigeria to help negotiate the release of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, had told the media that Boko Haram commanders named Sheriff as one of their sponsors.

Sheriff sponsors young men for lesser hajj from where they are recruited into the group, Davis alleged.

But the former governor has vehemently denied the allegations and threatened to sue the Australian for defamation.

Speaking to TheCable on Friday, Davis said he stands by his allegations.

“He is worried, is he? He knows that if he goes to court, the evidence will be produced and he cannot escape justice. Let him go to court if that is what he wishes. It is his right to do so. He will not be able to avoid close examination and then the facts will be known.

“Good luck to him if he decides to sue me in Australia. He can’t buy the judges here. Truth is not for sale. Australia has zero toleration for those who might sponsor terrorism,” he said.

“No one should be above the law whether in Australia or Nigeria. Justice must be served for every Nigerian killed, every girl and boy kidnapped, every girl raped, every person who has lost their home in the course of this violence. It seems to me the extent of involvement of every person named by Boko Haram as a sponsor should be closely and thoroughly examined by the correct authorities.”

Davis told TheCable he is “very sure” of his facts as he spoke with Boko Haram commanders “individually and separately” over a stretch of time and they were consistent in their assertions of Sheriff’s sponsorship of the terrorist group.

“I read his defence on the media this week. Rather than come out as a statement of facts, it read like a novel of unconvincing fiction,” Davis said.

“In the last 48 hours, I have been in touch with some commanders of the group and they maintain their stand on Sheriff’s involvement.

“Sheriff’s ploy of casting himself as a victim is a poor attempt at disguising his sponsorship as alleged by the Boko Haram commanders.”

Sheriff, who is at loggerheads with his successor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, denied having anything to do with Boko Haram at a press conference on Wednesday.

He said his younger brother, Goni, was killed by Boko Haram and the fact that his former commissioner, Buji Foi, was named a member of the group does not mean he funded the militants.

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  1. Henry Odukomaiya
    Henry Odukomaiya September 05, 13:55

    Davis has a point. Let this “senator” sue him, as he has threatened to do, and let’s see what comes of it. By the way, why is the Federal Government not taking action on this? Because Modu has declared for the PDP? And they will say they are fighting terrorism!

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  2. Wils
    Wils September 05, 15:12

    If he stands by what’ he claimed, let him seek justice over this allegation in an international court of law to clear his name. After making stupendous wealth off their citizens, same wealth is now being employed to send them into graves.

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  3. Jatman
    Jatman September 05, 15:13

    Hmmmmm, complexity of interest .

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  4. farouk
    farouk September 05, 16:04

    What federal gvt is waiting for non taking action

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  5. Lilslip2
    Lilslip2 September 05, 17:15

    U just have to sue him,d earlier d better we need to end all this crimes maybe u can help us.

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  6. Teejay
    Teejay September 05, 18:04

    Fed.Govt., relevant agencies should take up this issue from this juncture. Otherwise all the hues and cries on terrorism in Nig., is shedding crocodile tears.

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  7. ooa
    ooa September 05, 18:47

    Sincerely, the federal govt must say something especially DSS et LA Mrs Ogah who seems to be govt’s mouth piece on who might be responsible throwing some bomb s here andthere.

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  8. kman
    kman September 05, 18:55

    The Federal Govt should not allow Sheriff to decamp to PDP yet until he is cleared of the allegation. There should be no escape route for him. He should be arrested before he whisks out of the country.

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  9. okey
    okey September 05, 20:26

    I’m deeply concerned, the present situation with our military is an eye opener, we may wake one morning to hear that cameroun has attacked and annexed Nigeria

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  10. GabOjattah
    GabOjattah September 05, 21:42

    The ex-governor has come under the cover of the People’s umbrella.
    He is now protected, pardoned with presidential signet as others before him.
    Remember your last day – the day of judgement.

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  11. oyekay
    oyekay September 05, 21:49

    This is the right time for our president Jonathan and the PDP led government to prove to Nigerians and the world that they re not supporting Boko haram just to win next election

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  12. johndara
    johndara September 06, 02:13

    by d grace God everytin ll surely cme to an end.

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