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I Didn’t Buy N573m Property On Magu’s Behalf – Prophet Omale Denies Money Laundering Allegation

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I Didn’t Buy N573m Property On Magu’s Behalf – Prophet Omale Denies Money Laundering Allegation

Pastor Omale denies laundering money for embattled Magu

Prophet Omale denies laundering money for embattled Magu

Prophet Emmanuel Omale has denied allegations of laundering money and acquiring a property in Dubai on behalf of suspended boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Last week, NAN reported that a certain cleric bought a property in Dubai worth N573m on behalf of Magu.

Omale, who is the General Overseer of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International in Abuja, refuted News Agency of Nigeria’s report in a pre-litigation letter addressed to the agency on Monday.

Reacting to the report in the letter which was signed by his lawyer, Chief Gordy Uche (SAN), the cleric said he indeed met Magu in Dubai earlier in the year but it was not for the purpose of purchasing a property.

He revealed that the suspended EFCC boss had travelled to Dubai for medical reasons and he only prayed with him.

The cleric declared that the NAN report;

Reeks of calumny, denigration, actuated by malice, and is calculated to ridicule and disparage him and cast a stain on his reputation; expose him to public hatred and contempt and injure him in his religious calling, as the General Overseer of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries International.

The letter reads in part;

We, however, wish to make the following clarifications to put the public records straight: That our client is the General Overseer of an Inter-denominational/Multi-religious Prayer Ministry. That our client, only visited Mr. Ibrahim Magu in a hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, sometime in March 2020. That our client never laundered any funds whatsoever for Mr. Ibrahim Magu or for anybody whatsoever. Our client does not own any foreign bank account anywhere in the world.

That there are no funds whatsoever traceable from Mr. Ibrahim Magu to our client’s bank accounts whatsoever neither has our client received any funds whatsoever from Mr. Ibrahim Magu. Our client has never received any funds whatsoever from anybody on behalf of Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

That our client does not own any property in Dubai. His name was never used to purchase any property whatsoever in Dubai, United Arab Emirates or anywhere else in any part of the world, neither has he purchased any property nor properties for Mr. Ibrahim Magu in any part of the world whatsoever.

Pastor Omale denies laundering money for embattled Magu

He subsequently asked the Federal Government-owned news agency to retract the publication, stating that it has “severely injured his reputation, character and calling.”

The cleric asked NAN to restrain itself from further defamation of his character or a libel suit of N1bn would be instituted against the agency.

NAN had on Saturday published a story citing a report issued by a Presidential panel set up to investigate the EFCC between 2015 and 2020.

The report which had been submitted to the President Muhammadu Buhari, accused Magu of being unable to account for interest generated from cash recoveries of over N500bn.

In the report, Magu was accused of buying a property in Dubai through the Omale.

Magu was arrested on Monday, July 6, 2020 by operatives of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) for interrogation by a presidential panel, over allegations bordering on corruption, abuse of office and insubordination.

Read Also: Panel Questions EFCC Directors, Quizzes Magu Over 380 Houses, Oil-Laden Vessels, N37bn

He has been suspended from office and replaced by the EFCC’s Director of Operations Mohammed Umar.

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