A former Governor of Borno state and factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff has declared that he is ready to be investigated over his alleged sponsorship of the Boko Haram sect.
It can be recalled that the Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawal, at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, accused Sheriff of being a major sponsor of the insurgents and called for his investigation.
However, reacting to Lawal, Sheriff, in a statement on Thursday, signed by his Media Adviser, Inuwa Bwala, rejected Lawal’s allegation, demanding a retraction and apology from the Borno Attorney General.
To prove his innocence, Sheriff called for a comprehensive investigation aimed at exposing sponsors of the terror group saying he was willing to be investigated also.
“We challenge the Federal Government, to as a matter of urgency, investigate, no matter who is involved, and expose those whose antecedents show they have links with Boko Haram,” the statement read.
“The Borno Attorney General is not a security expert and we have the best security men in the world, and they are in a good position to tell us whether someone is directly or indirectly linked to this Boko Haram.
“By taking it upon himself to inform the world that this noble man is linked with Boko Haram, I think it is the greatest disservice to the fight against insecurity.
“I think they are trying to cover up their own culpability in the whole matter. The Commissioner is trying to divert attention from the real culprit of Boko Haram.”