Former Lagos State Deputy Governor Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has refuted claims of an Ikoyi, Lagos property, which some publications recently said belongs to her.
In a statement yesterday, she said: “I am not the owner of the property on the said location and neither do I have any link whatsoever with the property.
“The publication was done maliciously and in bad taste; the authors could have simply contacted me or The Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to confirm the veracity of the claim that I am the owner of the building before going ahead to publish it.”
She condemned the publications for not getting its facts right, saying: “It is indeed a smack of journalistic laziness that the ownership of a building could be foisted on me simply because its owner named it ‘Adejoke Court’ as if I am the only Adejoke in the world.”
Aside publishing the disclaimer, Mrs Orelope-Adefulire said that the “false publication” had caused her “undue embarrassment”, adding that she would be taking legal actions.
“I have also instructed my lawyers to commence legal actions against all those involved in the defamation of my hard earned reputation and integrity,” said an advertorial she signed.