The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has been accused of refusing of paying a $5.9million US Visa processing fee.
Atiku was accused by a company, Legacy Logistics, of failing to pay the money which was allegedly used to process a United States visa for him in 2018. PDP presidential candidate was issued a US visa after being unable to visit the country for 13 years over an alleged bribery scandal.
In a letter addressed to the former Vice President, the company through its law firm, Jurispetus Associates, said the agreement was entered into on October 15, 2018. The company said Atiku, however, refused to honour the agreement after he was successfully issued a United States of America visa and was able to travel out of the country.
The letter reads: “We are solicitors to Legacy Logistics LLC Ltd (hereinafter referred to as our client and on its behalf and instructions we write you.
“Our client briefed us that you instructed your legal representative Prof. Maxwell Gidado, SAN, and your advisor, Dr Samuel Cornelius to seek the services of our client to process and procure United States of America visa on your behalf.
“Consequent upon your instruction, a scope of service agreement was entered into dated 15 October 2018. The service our client was to provide based on the agreement was specified in the addendum to the scope of service agreement.
“Our client diligently executed the agreement and you were successfully issued the United States of America visa which same was delivered to you.
“You subsequently used the said visa and travelled to the United States of America whereby your teaming supporters and admirers in Nigeria and the World over applauded you.
“Your Excellency sir, you have intentionally refused and neglected to honour your part of the service agreement despite repeated demands from our client.”