El-Rufai Information N1.5bn Lawsuit In opposition to Reno Omokri, Chidi Odinkalu And Others


Governor Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has filed a N1.5 billion defamation go well with in opposition to ex-presidential aide, Reno Omokri, Professor Chidi Odinkalu and others.

Others joined within the defamation lawsuit filed by his lawyer  A.U. Mustapha (SAN) earlier than the FCT Excessive Courtroom are Thisday Newspaper, Daniel Elombah, Elombah Communications, Barrister Joseph Onu and Auta Nyada.

Within the lawsuit filed in opposition to Reno Omokri, the Kaduna state Governor stated the statements contained in his publication titled: ‘El-Rufai’s e mail saying southern girls youth corpers are seen as whores’ which was revealed by Thisday newspaper on Sunday 14th of June 2020 is injurious to his status and “malicious, unwarranted and defamatory”. He demanded the sum of N500 million in damages and an apology revealed within the newspaper.

Within the lawsuit filed in opposition to in opposition to Odinkalu, Daniel Elombah and Elombah Communications, El-Rufai averred that the publication titled: ‘Litany of 25 critics who’ve suffered at El-Rufai’s arms compiled by Chidi Odinkalu’ which was revealed in Elombah.com on Wednesday September 2, 2020 is “malicious, illegal and with none justification.” He demanded the sum of N500 million in damages and apology for the “defamatory and tremendously injurious to his status.”

The Kaduna state Governor who additionally filed a lawsuit in opposition to Joseph Onu and Nyada, insisted {that a} letter that they wrote dated August 19, 2020 titled: ‘Request to withdraw the supply of platform on the 2020 Annual Normal Convention of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA), Malam Nasir El Rufai’ addressed to Prof. Koyinsola Ajayi, SAN, in his capability because the Chairman, Technical Committee on Convention Planning (TCCP) Nigerian Bar Affiliation and copied to DR. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, Chairman, Board of Trustee, Nigerian Bar Affiliation and Mr. Olumide Akpata, the then President-Elect of the NBA and revealed within the media, is “defamatory and tremendously injurious to the status of the claimant.” He additionally demanded an apology and the sum of N500 million in damages.

No date has been fastened for the lawsuits.

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