Publisher, Abuja Minister at war over unpublished book exposing corruption

Tukur Mamu


A group known as Integrity Youth Forum, IYF, has threatened to sue the publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper, Tukur Mamu, for attempting to publish a book exposing corrupt acts by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed.

The IYF National Coordinator, Kelvin Adegbenga, in a statement, Tuesday, accused Mr. Mamu of working on a book  entitled “FCT Administration: The rot within” that threatens to detail the minister’s corrupt dealings.

Mr. Adegbenga alleged Mr. Mamu tried to blackmail the minister in the process of writing the book, a claim the Delta Herald publisher denied.

Where is your proof?

When PREMIUM TIMES contacted Mr. Mamu via telephone on Tuesday evening for his own side of the story, he flatly denied asking for land or money from the Minister.

“Where is the proof that I asked for land or money. I challenge them to produce it,” he said.
Speaking further Mr. Mamu said he will go ahead and publish his book, adding that “they are free to challenge the facts we have provided in the book.”

“In any case, what are they afraid of, the minister is a public servant and should not exercise any fear over his actions being publicised,” he said.



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