A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has disassociated himself from a purported petition written against Justice John Tsoho, acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
He said he did not authorise anyone to write a petition on his behalf.
Fani-Kayode who was reacting to reports that he wrote a petition to the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) against the judge, described the news as “false, misleading and an attempt by his enemies to drag his name in the mud.”
In a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, the former minister debunked the story.
He said, “They (petition s) did not originate from me and I did not mandate anyone to write such an absurd, damaging and defamatory story and neither did I write any petition against Justice John Tsoho.
“I do not know, have never heard of and have never spoken to Mr Lanre Amu who is allegedly the author of the petition and who falsely claims to be acting on my behalf. The claims in the petition and the attachments that were sent with it are fake and false.
“Mr Lanre Amu, if such a person truly exists, is a liar, a merchant of deceit, a bearer of falsehood, a degenerate malefactor and a criminal who is working for some evil forces that appear to be hell-bent on using my name to effect their evil agenda’’.
Fani-Kayode added that he has directed Ahmed Raji (SAN), his counsel, to inform the committee that the petition did not come from him.