Betta Edu Fumes Threatens Legal Action against BBC over Defamation Claim, Demands $50m Damages

Dr. Betta Edu, the suspended as Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, on Wednesday disclosed that she would take a legal action against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for what she claims is defamation and is asking for $50 million for damages.

Edu conveyed this information in a letter signed by her lawyer, Chikaosolu Ojukwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), to the BBC offices in Abuja and London.

In the letter sighted by Africa Health Report on Wednesday, the suspended minister is claiming that the media company stated that N30 billion supposedly recovered in the current EFCC investigation came from the suspended Minister.

The lawyer argued that the false publication had harmed Edu’s reputation.

Our client has experienced significant harm to their reputation, mental well-being, and emotional distress due to the article being published and shared, the letter reads.

Edu is also requesting a $50 million compensation from the media company.

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