Atiku files N2.5 billion libel suit against Buhari’s aide

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The Presidential candidate kothe Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar has filed a N2.5 billion libel suit against President Muhammadu

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar has filed an N2.5 billion libel suit against President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie.

Atiku, a former vice president of Nigeria is demanding that Onochie retracts the “false information” disseminated about him.

Atiku demands also that Onochie issues a published apology on three major media platforms in Nigeria.

Atiku says Onochie accused him in May via Twitter of being on a watchlist of the United Arab Emirates.

Atiku has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel Onochie to stop making publications denigrating his person and character.

“An order of this Honourable court compelling the Defendant to make a retraction of, and apology to, the Claimant, for the said offensive twitter and facebook publications on the same platforms, also to be published in three national newspapers with wide circulation within the country and also broadcast on AIT, Channels and NTA television stations, consequent upon the untold embarrassment, public ridicule, odium, obloquy, derision, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the Defendant’s said defamatory twitter and facebook publications have caused the Claimant.

“An order of this Honourable court compelling the Defendant to write to the Claimant, a letter of unreserved apology for the said offensive twitter and facebook publications which were widely circulated vide the Defendant’s twitter/facebook handles and also published globally online on the social and other print media, consequent upon the embarrassment, ridicule, derision, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the Defendant’s said defamatory twitter and facebook publications have caused the Claimant.

“An order directing the Defendant to pay to the Claimant, the sum of N2,500,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion, Five Hundred Million Naira) only, representing general, aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages over the untold embarrassment, derision, public ridicule, odium, obloquy, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the Defendant’s publications have caused the Claimant”

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