The immediate past Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Mr William Tevie, whose name has been in the news together with others for allegedly pocketing some state funds has denied ever admitting to the allegations to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
The Daily Guide newspaper has been serializing the story over the past few days and public discussions on the issue have been that of anger against the perpetrators.
However, in a rejoinder to the Editor of the Daily Guide newspaper dated May 26, 2017, Mr Tevie described the reportage on the issue as mischievous. He is therefore demanding an “unqualified” apology from the managers of the newspaper. He has threatened to advise himself should the paper fail to do so immediately.
“Your reportage on the issue was not only mischievous but also smacked of ill motive. I am therefore demanding an immediate retraction and an unqualified apology to me failing which I will advise myself accordingly”.
Below is the full rejoinder:
FORMER NCA BOSS DENIES CORRUPTION ALLEGATION
May 26, 2017
DAILY GUIDE NEWSPAPER
REJOINDER: NCA BOSS TO REFUND $1.5M CASH
The banner headline of your May 16, 2017 publication, ‘NCA boss to refund $1.5m cash’ is not only false but diabolically concocted to mislead the reading public and tarnish my reputation.
I have never, at any time, whether privately, before the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) or any state investigating agency, admitted that I, William Tevie, Former Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), accepted any money or monies, and which I have agreed to refund.
I was invited by the BNI and questioned about an allegation that some former Board Members of the NCA and I were given an amount of money to share. I categorically denied the allegation.
If the alleged monies were given or received by anybody or group of persons, I am not aware and I was definitely not a party to it.
I hesitate to irresponsibly go into specifics because the transaction in question was handled by the National Security Council Secretariat because of its very sensitive nature.
Your reportage on the issue was not only mischievous but also smacked of ill motive. I am therefore demanding an immediate retraction and an unqualified apology to me failing which I will advise myself accordingly.
Former Director General
National Communications Authority