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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Obasanjo Sues Journalist For N1Billion For Accusing Him Of Killing Bola Ige


Bola Ige was a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He served as Federal Minister of Justice for Nigeria. President Obasanjo appointed Bola Ige as minister of Mines and Power (1999–2000). He was not able to make significant improvements to service provided by the monopoly National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).

He then became Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2000–2001). On 23 December 2001, Bola Ige was shot dead at his home in the south-western city of Ibadan. He had been entangled in squabbles within his Alliance for Democracy party in Osun State.


A radio presenter identified as Akanda Oro, popularly known as Awikonko, has been sued by former President Olusegun Obasanjo for saying he had a hand in the
assassination of the late Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige (SAN), and the slain National Vice-Chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, Marshall Harry.

The radio presenter who spoke during a live radio program, alleged that Obasanjo killed Ige and President Muhammadu Buhari had even claimed at the burial of the late Harry that the Obasanjo-led government sponsored the killing of the ANPP chieftain.

He was quoted saying;

Awikonko was quoted as saying, “Obasanjo’s murder of Bola Ige, if not for the shortage of time, I would have listed the names of those murdered by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo during his regime.
“Bloodshed during Obasanjo Aremu’s regime was too much (foolish old man).

“There are repercussions for every evil deed done… In case you hear of my death, do not be sad. Perhaps this is the only mission I have been sent by God to accomplish.

“The fellow that killed a whole minister of justice and attorney general of the federation went scot-free.

“So, what will it cost him to kill me, a commoner? Let him go and commit suicide or take himself before Ogun shrine to swear that he does not know anything about the murder of Bola Ige and Marshall Harry or that all his children die in his lifetime.”

However reacting to the claim, former President Olusegun Obasanjo through his lawyer Kanu Agabi (SAN), described the allegation as malicious and false. The former President who asked that Awikonko retract the publication, in the suit FCT/HC/CV/2920/18 filed before Justice O.A. Adenyi of Apo Federal Capital Territory High Court, is also demanding one billion naira as general damages for the defamation of the claimant’s hard earned reputation.


GUYS, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

FACEBOOK COMMENTS

Endy Edeson

@Jesse: It's apparent OBJ is sure of himself as innocent , that's why he has the guts to sue and demand for damages

Aruoture Goodie

What if he's actually innocent?

Olayiwola Daniel

Mission sent by buhari.. I wonder how u will pay that moni

Olayiwola Daniel

He knows of Ogun and he can't get the president to swear on it bfr bn elected president
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Anuforo Osinachi James

THIS IS A VERY CRITICAL ALLEGATIONS. IS JUST SO UNFORTUNATE WE HAVE A FAILED SYSTEM (WHICH WE TRUST GOD TO REVIVE GAIN) IN NIGERIA. IF IT'S ABROAD, THOROUGH INVESTIGATION WILL COMMENCE JUST TO UNMASK THE KILLER AND JUSTICE WILL BE DONE.
SINCE OBJ IS INVOLVE, NO BE NEWS TO THEM. PROBABLY, MR JOURNALIST GO AND PACK ONE SIDE.
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Idowu Donalds Dino

Did obj gave it a 2nd thought? Bcos d cancerworm will be unleash
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Aberuagba Thelma

Hmmmmm, naija, naija, naija, who do u like this na
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Tmt Tee T Best

Good for him... next time he most say wat he knws
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Emeka Ben Queen

Na d guy busy body carry am go so o... He just have to pay for damages except he has evidence to back his allegation
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Atoyebi Abass Akinloye

But under obj watch, so bola Ige will die like that and uptill now nobody is responsible.

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