Spokesperson of Afenifere renewal Group, Yinka Odumakin has instituted a N1.16 billion libel suit against the Lagos State publicity secretary of All Progressive Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe and three others before an Ikeja High court of Lagos State.
Other sued alongside Igbokwe who is the media consultant and Lagos APC publicity secretary, are: a media consultant who resides at Schaffhaauserstrasse, Switzerland, Mallami Adekunle Kayode, Today digital News & Media Limited, and All Progressive Congress (APC) as second to fourth defendant respectively.
The claimant in a motion ex-parte alleged that respondents sometimes in October 2015, published and issued a statement titled “Biafra Truth To Be Told”.
Odumakin claimed that the said publication is defamatory as it is directed on his person and that it was intended to damage his reputation and integrity.
He is therefore seeking from the court an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their agents, privies from further publishing.
Odumakin is also praying the court for an order of court, to direct the defendant to pay him “N1 billion for special, exemplary and aggravated damages.
The claimant is also asking for a sum of N15million against defendant for being solicitor’s fee incurred by the claimant and the sum of N1million against each defendant as cost of action.”
Part of the alleged publication read that “ Biafra Truth to Be told: Yinka Odumakin, Iyiola Omisore, Olu Falae etc are miserable election losers. They are yet to come to terms with this crushing defeat. Look at Chief Olu Falae telling the whole world that there would have been civil war if the kidnappers had killed him. MKO Abiola, Rewane, Omotosho Onagoruwa all died in the day of locust and Yoruba did not go to war. Ndi ala… Ndi nzuzu.
“When they fail in national politics, they go back to play ethnic politics and they resort to blackmail, primordial sentiments, ethnic and subterfuge. Oro pe si je!!”
When the matter came up before Justice Kudirat Jose yesterday for mention, she adjourn hearing till April 4,2016.


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