Former Minister of Information and National Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Labaran Maku has denied allegations that N37billion was found in his farm.
Writing on his twitter account on Friday, he stated that the statement is completely false and part of an ongoing effort to blackmail his office after he challenged Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Almakura to account for the allocations he collected from the state treasury as security votes.
“My attention has been drawn to a wicked, malicious and evil blackmail in the social media that N37 Billion was found on a farm allegedly belonging to me.
“First, they said they found $1 Billion Dollars on a farm allegedly belonging to me, but after they were attacked by Nigerians, they reduced it to N37 Billion so that people will believe their lies! But Nigerians are not fools and can smell blackmail.
“This evil blackmail on me on the social media is happening because I challenged APC Gov Tanko Almakura to account for the Estimated Hundreds of millions of Naira he collected in four years as allocations to Nasarawa State yet the state is still in poverty. I asked Gov Almakura to account for the the N4.8 Billion he collected from the state treasury as security votes since people are dying.
“The story that N37 billion was found on my alleged “farm” is completely false and evil! It is part of an ongoing effort to blackmail me for fighting for my stolen governorship mandate in Nasarawa State!
“If they are men enough let them not hide under social media to blackmail me! I challenge them to come out, address a press conference and lead journalists to the so called farm or name the security agencies and operatives that led the search and release the official report.
“I advise them to do so promptly. It will surely be counterproductive if political agents turn the so-called anti-corruption war into a huge blackmail God knows all thieves, blackmailers and evildoers and will punish every one of them in due time! I leave them to the judgment of God!”