It’s (un) officially the season of lawsuits in Nigeria. The latest plaintiff being renowned media outfit, Daar Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and defendant, ex Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The lawsuit is coming few days after the APC chieftain threatened to sue DAAR Communications in tune of N200bn for damages for airing a documentary titled “Unmasking the real Tinubu”.
AIT has also demanded apology&N100 billion In damages.
“Daar Communications Plc has reacted and rejected in their entirety the demands of Tunji Abayomi and co on behalf of Bola Tinubu over a documentary titled “Unmasking The Real Tinubu” transmitted on African Independent Television, AIT, according to a publication on its website.
The demands, which Mike Ozekhome’s chambers describe as laughable, include the stoppage of further transmission of the alleged defamatory documentary, failure which Daar communications will be made to pay twenty billion Naira representing damages.
In its reaction, Mike Ozekhome’s chambers on behalf of DAAR communications declares that AIT, in transmitting the documentary was only carrying out its constitutional responsibility to uphold the fundamental objectives of the constitution.
It states further that the documentary merely stated that Bola Tinubu generally breached various portions of the Nigerian constitution.
DAAR communications plc is therefore demanding a complete withdrawal of the letter under reference, which must be given wide publicity as that accorded the letter from the chambers of Tunji Abayomi.
The media company demands an apology to be published in at least four leading national newspapers and four television stations, which must include NTA, Channels and AIT.
The sum of one hundred billion Naira representing aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages for the irreparable injury inflicted on AIT is also being demanded.”