A Nigerian Law School graduate denied access to the venue of the call to bar ceremony recently, Miss Amasa Firdausa has denied suing the House of Representatives or engaging lawyers as her counsel in any case.
The National Secretary of the #Justiceforfirdaus Advocacy Group, Alaka Folashade In’amullah said Friday in a statement that a purported video clip widely aired by an online television on its Instagram page and other social media platforms last Tuesday was fraudulent and should be ignored.
She said that the video where a purported lawyer (name withheld) was being interviewed portrayed as the counsel acting for and on behalf of Miss Amasa Firdausa in a matter filed at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the public hearing earlier scheduled to hold on the 6th February 2018 by the House of Representatives is fraudulent.
The Background voice in the video clip and the description thereof categorically mentioned that Miss Amasa Firdausa wanted to stop the public hearing from holding and the said lawyer was her Counsel in the matter.
“We wish to state clearly and without any equivocation that Miss Amasa Firdausa did not file any matter at the Federal High Court Abuja or any other court whatsoever to stop the public hearing scheduled by the House of Representatives. The media report in the video clip can therefore be described as the figment of imagination of its peddlers.
“Once again for the umpteenth time, Firdausa is not looking for any cheap popularity and will only speak to the press when it is time. We wonder why the media will be interested in misrepresenting the facts and engaging in sensationalism. It is worrisome that (the lawyer) who was described in the video clip as a legal practitioner, would recklessly allow himself to be held out as counsel to Miss Amasa Firdausa in a matter he and his cohorts filed for whatever motive they wanted to achieve.
“We are equally not unaware of the efforts of some stakeholders, popularity-seeking opportunists and fictitious groups to frustrate the cause of justice on the issue of Miss Amasa Firdausa. They plan, He plans but He (God) is the best planner. We therefore once again reiterate our determination and commitment not to relent until justice is done,” In’amullah said.