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Osoba Drags Afenifere Chieftain, Okurounmu, To Court Over Libel

Segun Osoba, a former Governor of Ogun State, has sued Femi Okurounmu, a chieftain of pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, over alleged libel. 

Osoba, demanding a compensation of N3 billion, said Okurounmu had called him a traitor and double-faced agent in two national newspapers, Daily Independent and The Sun. He filed the suit through Wole Olanipekun (SAN), his counsel. 


The statement read inter alia “arising from the foregoing, we have the further instruction of our client to demand from you the following:

“Directing a retraction of the said interviews granted by you and published in the Daily Independent newspaper of Thursday, July 11, 2019 and the Saturday Sun newspaper of July 20, 2019;

“Public apology to our client to be published on the front pages of seven (7) consecutive editions of both newspapers, starting from Monday, 29th July, 2019;

“A sum of N3,000,000,000.00 (Three Billion Naira) as damages for the said libelous publications.

“You are given fourteen (14) days from the date of this letter within which to comply with our client’s simple demands; otherwise, our final instruction is to commence proceedings against you, claiming reliefs in terms of the said demands, plus aggravated and exemplary damages.”

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