Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Sunday Igboho drags Gani Adams to court, seeks N500m damages

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Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has dragged the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, to courtroom over alleged defamation of character.

Igboho dragged Adams earlier than an Oyo Excessive Court docket sitting in Ibadan, via his group of legal professionals led by J. A.Sanusi.

The separatist chief prayed that the courtroom ought to award a compensation of N500 million in opposition to Adams for alleged defamatory statements in opposition to him.

Igboho mentioned Adams accused him of being a serial killer and murderer for high politicians, together with President Bola Tinubu, in an audio dialog in 2021.

Amongst others, Igboho prayed for an order of the courtroom “for the fee of exemplary and aggravated damages within the sum of 5 Hundred Million Naira (N500,000,000.00) in favour of the Claimant for defamation of the individual of the Claimant by the Defendant. Value of litigation put on the sum of Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000.00)”.

The courtroom course of filed by Sanusi quoted Adams as saying: “I used to be not in opposition to Igboho till he turned near Tinubu. You recognize I get my info from completely different angles as Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.

“He was with Lagos State Governor’s Chief of Workers, Tayo Ayinde, yesternight from the knowledge at my disposal. He left Tayo Ayinde round 2.45 am and you realize Tinubu makes use of him (Tayo Ayinde) to coordinate felony actions. He was compensated with the place of Chief of Workers.

“He was a former SSS (State Safety Service) product. He was given cash to recruit some criminals. Politicians use him (Sunday Igboho) to assault folks….Tinubu won’t present himself. He’ll name the road of the Chief of Workers.

“Tinubu gave them fifty million however Tayo Ayinde took 5 million out of the cash. He gave Sunday forty-five million naira. Don’t consider him, he mentioned Tinubu ought to come and be President.

“I have no idea why folks within the Diaspora believed in him (Sunday Igboho). Don’t consider him in any respect. He collects cash all over the place as a politician. He’s crafty and a fraud. He solely makes use of social media to carry help to himself… Sunday requested the media to lie in opposition to me. He helps me overtly and goes in opposition to me behind my again. Don’t help him. He’s unreliable.

“Tinubu already promised to present him a home in Lekki and N200 million. He’s solely an entertainer. Tinubu was utilizing Sunday to get a ticket from Buhari. Tinubu is the one utilizing Sunday. He’s essentially the most harmful individual in Oyo State.

“I’m not speaking of Lagos. If he sees cash, there isn’t a one he can not kill. From the confirmed report, although I’m not certain, he was a type of who assassinated Bola Ige along with Fryo. He left Lagos 2:45 am after he collected 45,000,000 naira. Tinubu requested 10 million boys to hitch forces with Sunday to remove me….Sunday has numerous homicide instances the place he was capable of exonerate himself.

“A few of his boys are presently in prisons standing trial for various homicide instances. A few of his boys had been already sentenced to life imprisonment. He used political energy to exonerate himself.”

Igboho, nevertheless, denied the allegations whereas urging the courtroom to declare the content material of the audio clip as slanderous in opposition to his character.

The Yoruba Nation agitator’s legal professionals mentioned it’s “illegal, inappropriate and inexcusable for the Defendant (Gani Adams) to defame, disparage and put to disrepute the character and popularity of the Claimant in an audio clip revealed on all new media platforms, together with YouTube, in a publication that came about between the Defendant and a 3rd get together, Mr. Nuru Banjo, someday in November 2021 or thereabouts”.

They equally requested for an order “of this honourable courtroom directing the Defendant to publicly retract the slanderous, libelous and defamatory content material contained within the publication to Nuru Banjo which was additional revealed on all new media platforms together with YouTube the place the Claimant was defamed, maligned and disparaged by the Defendant within the dialog revealed in November 2021 by the Defendant”.

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