Atiku files N2.5bn suit against Buhari’s aide for linking him to terrorists

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has requested a Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja to compel an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari to pay him N2.5 billion, following allegations of slander.

He additionally needs a retraction of what he described as false details about him, disseminated by Buhari’s media aide, Lauretta Onochie, on Twitter and Fb.

Abubakar accused Ms Onochie of alleging that he was on a watchlist of the United Arab Emirates in a Twitter submit shared to the general public in Might.

On Might 7, Onochie had tweeted that the previous vice-president was on a United Arab Emirates (UAE) watch checklist.

“Atiku on UAE watchlist- Safety sources,” Buhari’s aide tweeted.

“Safety operatives within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are protecting a detailed tab on a former Nigerian Vice Pres Atiku Abubakar who has been within the Center East nation for a number of weeks now What’s he doing there?

“Me: Looking for Terrorists?”

Atiku requested the courtroom for the next orders:

“An order of this Honourable courtroom compelling the Defendant to make a retraction of, and apology to, the Claimant, for the stated offensive twitter and fb publications on the identical platforms, additionally to be printed in three nationwide newspapers with large circulation throughout the nation and in addition broadcast on AIT, Channels and NTA tv stations, consequent upon the untold embarrassment, public ridicule, odium, obloquy, derision, marital disharmony, psychological agony and psychological trauma which the Defendant’s stated defamatory twitter and fb publications have brought about the Claimant.

“An order of this Honourable courtroom compelling the Defendant to write down to the Claimant, a letter of unreserved apology for the stated offensive twitter and fb publications which had been extensively circulated vide the Defendant’s twitter/fb handles and in addition printed globally on-line on the social and different print media, consequent upon the embarrassment, ridicule, derision, marital disharmony, psychological agony and psychological trauma which the Defendant’s stated defamatory twitter and fb publications have brought about the Claimant.

“An order directing the Defendant to pay to the Claimant, the sum of N2,500,000,000,000.00 (Two Billion, 5 Hundred Million Naira) solely, representing common, aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages over the untold embarrassment, derision, public ridicule, odium, obloquy, marital disharmony, psychological agony and psychological trauma which the Defendant’s publications have brought about the Claimant.”

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