ATIKU SLAMS N2.5BN LIBEL SUIT AGAINST LAURETTA ONOCHIE

Former vice-president and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has slammed an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, with a whooping N2.5 billion defamation suit.
The court action was necessitated by the refusal of Onochie to retract the said malicious publication in her tweeter handle on May 7, this year.
The suit marked CV/2287/19 and filed in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, is among others seeking a declaration by the court that the publications made by Onochie via her social media accounts on May 7 and May 20, 2019, “are utterly false, baseless, unfounded and defamatory of the claimant, and injurious to his reputation”.
Consequently, Atiku is seeking an order of court compelling the defendant to make a retraction of, and an apology to him “for the said offensive twitter and facebook publications on the same platforms, also to be published in three national newspapers with wide circulation within the country and also broadcast on AIT, Channels and NTA television stations”.
He also sought an order compelling her to write to him, “a letter of unreserved apology for the said offensive twitter and facebook publications”.
The claimant also sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining her whether by herself, her servants, agents, privies, assigns, friends and/or representatives, or otherwise howsoever, from further posting such “offensive and libelous material or any other form of defamatory statements against his person”.
He asked for an order directing the defendant to pay him “the sum of N2,500,000,000,000 “representing general, aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages over the untold embarrassment, derision, public ridicule, odium, obloquy, marital disharmony, mental agony and psychological trauma which the defendant’s publications have caused the claimant”.

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