Former Minister for Information and National Orientation, Professor Jerry Gana has denied any link with late leader of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf.
The former minister denied the allegation Friday, through a statement by his spokesman, Adakole Ijogi and recalled that the allegation was first made over a decade ago.
According to the statement, Prof. Gana has never at any point or time denied facilitating bail for Mohammed Yusuf who later became the founder of Boko Haram, adding that it was Ahmed Ibrahim Suleiman, then an Officer in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation that stood surety for Yusuf “as contained in the attached bail document.”
He noted that those behind the periodic and wicked narrative were trying to use the fabrication to cast a doubt on his integrity and assassinate his hard- earned reputation as “an accomplished and upright statesman”.
He said- “We are surprised that a highly placed organization like the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) would allow itself to be associated with such unverified and totally untrue insinuations.
“To illustrate a total disregard for the truth, the perpetrators went on to say that Prof Gana was Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), a position he has never been privileged to occupy.”
He stated further that his attackers were bent on deliberately destroying his name and disclosed he had directed his lawyers to commence legal proceedings against the individuals, organisations and media platforms that published the “despicable falsehood