Osoba sues Afenifere Chieftain for accusing him of betraying MKO  

OrijoReporter.com, Dr Kehinde Oluwadare

Ex-Ogun State governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has dragged Afenifere chieftain, Senator Femi Okurounmu, to court for alleged libelous statement made against him by the latter.

Okurounmu had in an interview described Osoba as a “traitor and double-faced politician” saying he betrayed the acclaimed winner of June 13, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola.

In the suit, marked AB/493/2019 and dated Friday, November 8, 2019, Osoba through his counsel, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), demanded N3 billion damages and also sought an order of the court directing the defendant (Okurounmu) to tender unreserved apology and render unequivocal retraction of the “malicious publications.”

The former governor, in the suit filed at the State High Court, Abeokuta, the state capital, also sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining Okurounmu from granting interviews or any libelous publications against him.

No date has been fixed for hearing of the matter.

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