N6bn Debt Allegation: I’m Ready To Defend Myself In An Open Court, Says Nyako

Murtala Nyako-JudiciaryImpeached Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, yesterday stated that he is ready to defend his integrity.

Nyako is accused by Acting Governor Umaru Fintiri of plunging the state into a N6billion debt.

Security agencies and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are also said to be on the look-out for the former governor, who went into hiding following his impeachment from office on Tuesday.

He said the loans he took, including the purported N6billion, were approved by the House of Assembly.

Nyako, who spoke through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ahmad Sajoh, said he had nothing to hide on his tenure and accused the State House of Assembly members of acting out a script.

He said: “Admiral Murtala Nyako is ready to defend himself on any allegation in an open court and under a fair system.

“But he said in a system where impunity is the order of the day, he cannot get a fair hearing. How do you expect a goat to get fair hearing in a court presided over by wolves?”

On the alleged N6billion debt left behind by Nyako’s administration, the aide said: “The Acting Governor has not even settled down; he has not been briefed by those in charge and he is declaring debts of about N6billion.

“This shows that the Acting Governor is acting a script. We knew the script was written long ago; they will release sleaze materials to vilify Nyako. That is why they have sent security agents and EFCC operatives after him to cast aspersion on Admiral Nyako.

“If Nyako left N6billion debt, all the loans or debts were approved by the House of Assembly, which was presided over by the Acting Governor in his capacity as the Speaker. So, you can see that they are acting a script.

“The whole thing borders on what Nyako said about how President Goodluck Jonathan is tackling the insurgency in the country. They were not happy and they decided to remove him from office. But is he not being vindicated now?” Sajoh asked.

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