A statement issued by Nancy Shikaan, a counsel in the chambers, quoted Etiaba as making the demand on Saturday in Abuja, in a letter with reference no. EESE&C/1/31/03/18 dated March 31, 2018, addressed to the minister.
The letter was titled “Re:Publication of false and defamatory statement against Prince Uche Secondus”.
He demanded retraction, apology and payment of N1.5 billion as damages.
The lawyer said the said publication had damaged the image of Secondus as he has been “humiliated, castigated and vilified by many as a result of the falsehood published by the Minister”.
He said if Mohammed failed to meet their demand after 48 hours, they shall “within 72 hours from today, proceed to a court of competent jurisdiction to ventilate our clients right under the law”.
“We shall further seek the protection of the court against you,” he said.