A philanthropist, Muhammad Alkali, has threatened to drag a woman to court over a Facebook post accusing him of dispossessing her and her siblings of their inheritance.
According to him, the lady known as Hafsat Maina Muhammed tagged him in a post claiming that he was involved in diverting their inheritance.
Alkali disclosed that she seems to be the proxy of an elaborate scheme to tarnish his good name.
Alkali said it became imperative to seek legal redress after the deluge of calls he received from friends and relatives who had come across the information on his Facebook wall.
In a statement made available to PlatinumPost, he disclosed that he had no idea of the purported issue contained in the post.
The statement reads, ” My attention has been drawn to a libellous Facebook post making the rounds on social media against my person.
“The post, authored by one Hafsat Maina Muhammed, maliciously claimed that I was involved in the “diversion of inheritance” belonging to “them” and of “others”.
” To further lower the estimation of my person in the eyes of the public, the blackmailer attached pictures of myself and my family members.
“I had earlier resolved to ignore the obvious attention-seeking stunt but for the myriad of calls I received from family members, friends and concerned individuals, I have chosen to set the records straight.
“I wish to categorically state that the author has never been known to me in whatever capacity. I have never spoken, met or exchanged any form of communication with the person. Neither am I acquainted with anyone related to such a person.
“Furthermore, I have never been involved in any issue of inheritance relating to any individual or individuals. Moreover, it is common knowledge that such issues in Islam, are under the remit of a Khadi (Judge) and/or scholars well versed on the issue, of which I do not consider myself. Both parents of mine are still very much alive and healthy, so there is no way I would even have had an experience of such.
“These allegations are fictitious, malicious, mischievous and nothing but a figment of the author’s deluded imaginations aimed at tarnishing my hard earned reputation which I have toiled over many years of hard work and dedication to build.
“It is rather unfortunate that we live in such a time where people go out of their way to drag honest individuals that are totally unknown to them in whatever form to disrepute and defame their characters for motives only known to them and perhaps their clandestine sponsors.
“In the light of the foregoing, I am giving the author of the post a 24-hour ultimatum to either publish whatever evidence(s) he/she may have against me or retract the post with an apology. Any failure to do so within the time frame, will result in a legal action which I will vigorously pursue even if to serve as a lesson to others who are in the habit of engaging in such unscrupulous misadventures.
“Finally, I wish to plead, with all humility, to every person concerned or affected in any way to dismiss that unfair and malicious representation of my person only intended for nefarious purposes.