Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godswill Akpabio has begun legal proceedings against Joy Nunieh, a former Niger Delta Development Commission managing director, NDDC.
Akpabio directed his counsel to seek judicial redress against Nunieh for claims that she made against him.
Directive of the Minister was contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Anietie Ekong.
He characterized Nunieh ‘s accusations against him as a “fake, malicious and libelous cornucopia.”
The statement said: “Akpabio has instructed his lawyers to seek necessary redress in a Court of competent jurisdiction on his behalf over the defamatory statements made by the former acting managing director of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Ms. Joy Nunieh.
“The Honourable Minister’s initial attitude was to allow his lawyers and the judicial system vindicate him of the false allegations against him, but he is compelled to react to some of the wayward allegations levelled against his person by Ms. Nunieh, especially the one bothering on sexual harassment.”
Nunieh had among others accused the former governor of the Akwa Ibom State of sexual harassment, fraud.
He denied all of the charges against him though.
Just yesterday, police officers had invaded Nunieh’s residence in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Nunieh was, however, rescued by the state Governor, Nyesom Wike who relocated her to the state’s Government House.