Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has sued an online writer and radio moderator, Mr Akanda Oro, famously known as Awikonko, for N1bn.
Obasanjo portrayed as false cases by the journalist that he played a part in the death of the late Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), and the killed National Vice-Chairman of the outdated All Nigeria Peoples Party, Marshall Harry.
The writer was cited as saying on live radio that Obasanjo executed Ige and that President Muhammadu Buhari had even asserted at the internment of the late Harry that the Obasanjo-driven government supported the slaughtering of the ANPP chieftain.
Awikonko was cited as saying, “Obasanjo’s homicide of Bola Ige, notwithstanding the lack of time, I would have recorded the names of those killed by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo amid his routine. Slaughter amid Obasanjo Aremu’s routine was excessively (silly elderly person).
“There are repercussions for each malevolent deed done… on the off chance that you know about my passing, don’t be pitiful. Maybe this is the main mission I have been sent by God to achieve. The kindred that slaughtered an entire Minister of Justice and Aattorney General of the Federation went scot free.
“Anyway, what will it cost him to slaughter me, an everyday citizen? Give him a chance to submit suicide or take himself before ogun holy place to swear that he doesn’t know anything about the homicide of Bola Ige and Marshall Harry or that every one of his youngsters bite the dust in his lifetime.”
In the suit recorded by his legal advisor, Kanu Agabi (SAN), Obasanjo said the cases by the writer which were likewise posted via web-based networking media were malevolent and false.
In the suit recorded before Justice O.A Adenyi of Apo Federal Capital Territory High Court with number FCT/HC/CV/2920/18, the previous President asked that Awikonko withdraw the distribution.
It read partially, “A presentation that the production grumbled of are false, malignant, unjustified, harmful, derisive, tacky, disagreeable and have presented the inquirer to open malice, mocking and hate both broadly and universally.
“An announcement that the words griped of don’t establish a legitimate exercise by the litigant of his right to speak freely.
“The entirety of one billion naira just against the respondent as general harms for the criticism of the inquirer’s well deserved notoriety.”