Musiliu Obanikoro sues Sahara Reporters for 1b Naira in Ekiti Audio Case!

Musiliu Obanikoro sues Sahara Reporters for 1b Naira in Ekiti Audio Case!

Musilius Obanikoro has sued Sahara Reporters,along with Punch Newspapers and the Premium Times Editor, for 1 Billion Naira damages. 

I have listened to that tape,as many of you have and frankly,i don't know how Musiliu Obanikoro can win this case.That tape showed clearly that a bunch of people had gathered in one place ,trying to influence the outcome of an election.Now if you were present at the meeting and never spoke out against what was being planned..surely it makes you a co conspirator doesn't it?
This should be an interesting case.
Former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro has gone to court to seek redress over a case of defamation of character by online newspapers Sahara Reporters and Premium Times. Joined in the suit are Punch Newspapers Ltd., Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Festus
Owete, General Editor at Premium Times.
The defendants had published an audio recording of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, purportedly in a conversation with other individuals to rig the Ekiti State gubernatorial elections, an allegation Senator Obanikoro and the others have since disclaimed.

In a suit filed at the Lagos State High Court Ikeja on Tuesday, 10th February 2015, Senator Obanikoro is suing the defendants for damages to the tune of N1 billion. According to the suit filed on his behalf by Dr. Yemi Oke of MJS Partners, Senator Obanikoro is seeking “1.) An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from publishing or causing to be published either directly or indirectly, defamatory, damaging, offensive or degrading statements, articles and/or materials against the claimant, 2.) An order directing the defendant to jointly or severally pay to the claimant the sum of N1 billion being damages for harm caused to his political, professional, business, social and institutional reputation as a result of the defamation by willful and scandalous publication of false statements by the defendants, 3.) An order directing the defendants to retract the false and damaging publication by a letter of apology directed to claimant and published on the same media through which the defamatory publication was circulated and 4.) An order of court for the cost of this suit against the defendants.”

Meanwhile, in a similar development, Senator Obanikoro has hired Tacopina & Seigel one of New York’s top law firms reputed for their groundbreaking defense of celebrity baseball player, Alex Rodriguez in his case against the 211-game doping suspension slammed on him by Major League Baseball (MLB). Tacopina & Seigel is handling Senator Obanikoro’s case against Sahara Reporters in New York, United States of America.
The defendants have 42 days to prepare their defense and make an appearance in court to defend themselves in the Lagos suit.

source The Breaking Times
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