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Sunday Igboho sues Gani Adams for alleged defamation, demand N500m 

 

Sunday Igboho sues Gani Adams for alleged defamation, demand N500m

Yoruba nation activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has instituted a case of alleged defamation of character against the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams.

In the suit marked I/406/2024, before an Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Igboho is also seeking an order compelling the defendant to pay a sum of N500 million as aggravated damages over a leaked audio conversation, which he claimed impugn his reputation.

According to the writ of summon made available to journalists in Ibadan, on Thursday, Igboho is seeking among others, “a declaration that the content of an audio clip between the defendant (Adams) and a third party named Nuru Banjo that took place sometime in November, 2021 and further published on all new media platforms, including youtube, is slanderous, libelous and defamatory.


“A declaration that it is unlawful, inappropriate and inexcusable for the defendant to defame, disparage and put to disrepute the character and reputation of the claimant (Igboho) in an audio clip published on all new media platforms, including Youtube, in a publication that took place between the defendant and a third party, Mr. Nuru Banjo, sometime in November, 2021 or thereabout.

“An order of this honourable court directing the defendant to publicly retract the slanderous, libelous and defamatory content contained in the

publication to Nuru Banjo which was further published on all new media platforms including Youtube where the claimant was defamed, maligned and disparaged by the defendant in the conversation published in November, 2021 by the defendant.

“An order of this honourable court directing the defendant to engage all new media platforms, including youtube, to take down the slanderous, libelous and defamatory content against the claimant.

“An order of this honourable court directing the defendant to tender unreserved apology to the claimant in five national newspapers in Nigeria over defamatory content against the claimant by the defendant which has been published on all newmedia platforms, including youtube.

“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, his agent, privies or assigns from furtherembarrassing degrading or defaming the person of the claimant.

“An order of this honourable court for the payment of exemplary and

aggravated damages in the sum of five hundred million naira (N500,000,000.00) in favour of the claimant for defamation of the person of the claimant by the defendant.”

It is recalled that Adams had recently in a leaked audio conversation alleged that Igboho is an assassin being used by President Bola Tinubu for dirty jobs, adding that unconfirmed information linked him to the murder of the former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Late Chief Bola Ige, who was killed by gunmen at his Bodija GRA, Ibadan residence in Decembe

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