Bola Tinubu Slams N150bn Suit Against AIT | Bizness Watch

Bola Tinubu Slams N150bn Suit Against AIT

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ,Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday filed a N150 billion libel suit at the Ikeja High Court  against DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT).

Tinubu complained  to the court about  the contents of  a documentary aired by AIT which, according to him, is defamatory of his person.

In the suit filed by Chief Wole Olanipekun,the plaintiff is praying the court to stop AIT from further broadcast of the documentary.

Olanipekun said of  the plaintiff in the suit: “Tinubu  is  a leading  public figure in Nigeria and has served the country in various public offices,  including as Senator of the Federal Republic  of Nigeria and Governor of Lagos State for two terms.

“Before venturing into politics and public service, the applicant had a very successful and unblemished  professional life and career and is a role model  to many people across the world.”

Of  the contentious documentary, he said: “On Sunday, 1st March, 2015, the respondents  published and aired a documentary on the applicant titled ‘Lion of Bourdilion’ and has been producing it on a daily basis since then.

“The said documentary is  libellous in the extreme, calculated and also sponsored to lower the esteem of the applicant and damage his hard-earned reputation.

“The respondent  is unrelenting in its continuous broadcast of the derogatory  documentary  and will continue to broadcast same and further damage the towering  of the applicant if unrestrained.

“The broadcast of the documentary by the respondnent has caused and is still causing the contents to be disseminated by various electronic,print and social media.”

Also in Tinubu’s legal team is Dr.Tunji Abayomi.

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