Offshore Property Acquisition: NIMASA Tackles Falana
BY GBOGBOWA GBOWA
Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has faulted allegation by high heel legal luminary, Femi Falana about the purported purchase of property in England, and have challenged the respected lawyer to prove its allegation.
A statement by Osagie Edward, the Agency Assistant Director Public Relations Department, weekend, urged Falana to take responsibility for the misinformation and retract.
The statement titled ‘NIMASA: NO TRUTH IN ALLEGATIONS OF UK PROPERTIES ACQUISITION BY FEMI FALANA, SAN’ reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the allegation by Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, leveled against the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, bordering on acquiring three properties in England under this regime.
“This allegation was made by Senior Advocate Femi Falana Friday on Channels Television Programme Sunrise. We wish to state that there is no truth in the allegations, as NIMASA did not acquire any property in England, as claimed by Femi Falana.
“Furthermore, the Agency has not acquired any property in any foreign country in over 30 years.While we respect the views of the learned silk on public matters, NIMASA demands that he takes responsibility and retract this false claim. We also use this medium to caution that he and other members of the public should verify their facts before going public with any information.
“The public is hereby advised to disregard the statement by Femi Falana SAN”, the statement added.