Abuja - Former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff has denied the allegation that he is the sponsor of Boko Haram terrorist organisation, reports Vanguard.
Sheriff, who is the factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the report linking him to the sect as rubbish.
He was reacting to a statement credited to the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Borno state, Kaka Shehu Lawan, accusing him of being responsible for the growth of the dreaded Islamic terrorist group,
Lawan according to News 24 called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to arrest and prosecute Sheriff.
Lawan said the arrest of Sheriff over his alleged role in the emergence of Boko Haram will bring succor to those affected by actions of the Boko Haram sect.
But Sheriff on Wednesday said he cannot be a sponsor of the sect because he is one of the biggest victims of the organization.
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Sheriff, who spoke through his spokesman, Inuwa Bwala said officials of the present Borno state government are more likely people to be suspected given the fact that at the time he left government, no public official has been accused of being linked to the sect
Bwala said Sheriff has instructed his lawyers to take appropriate measures against the Attorney General for the unfounded allegations.
- News 24