Professor Jerry Gana has denied any connection to late Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf.
In a statement from his spokesperson, Adakole Ijogi, Gana recalled that the allegation was first made over ten years ago.
Gana has never denied that he released Yusuf, adding that the deceased was released on bail during a public hearing held in Abuja in 2008/2009.
The former information minister said that an Ahmed Ibrahim Suleiman, then an officer in the office of the general accountant of the Federation, had vouched for Yusuf “as stated in the attached bail document. “.
Gana noted that those behind the periodic and evil narrative were trying to use fabrication to cast doubt on his integrity and assassinate his hard-earned reputation as “an accomplished and honest statesman.”
“We are surprised that a highly placed organization like the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) allows itself to be associated with such unverified and utterly false innuendos.
“To illustrate a complete disregard for the truth, the authors went on to say that Professor Gana was secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), a post he has never had the privilege of occupying.”
Noting that his attackers were determined to deliberately destroy his name, Gana revealed that he had ordered his lawyers to take legal action against the individuals, organizations and media platforms who published the “despicable lie”.