El-Rufai on suing rampage: Sues Remo Omokri, Chidi Odinkalu, and others for 1.5bn



The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai is claiming a whopping 1.5bn as damages for defamatory remarks and publications against him. Those within the dragnet of his onslaught are: former presidential spokesperson Remo Omokri, Professor Chidi Odinkalu, Thisday Newspaper, Daniel Elombah, Elombah Communications, Barrister Joseph Onu AND Auta Nyada.

The lawsuits are filed by his lawyer A.U. Mustapha (SAN) BEFORE THE FCT High Court.

Concerning Remo Omokri, the Kaduna State Governor alleged the statement in his publication titled: El-Rufai email saying southern women youth corpers are seen as whores, which was published by Thisday newspaper on Sunday 14th of June, 2020, is injurious to his reputation and malicious, unwarranted and defamatory. He demanded 500 million naira in damages and an open apology published in the newspaper.

In the lawsuit against Odinkalu, Daniel Elombah and Elombah Communications, El-Rufai averred that the publication titles, ‘Litany of 25 critics who have suffered at El-Rufai’s Hand compilled by Chidi Odinkalu which was published in Elombah.com on Wednesday September 2rd, 2020 is malicious, unlawful and without any justification. He demanded the sum of 500 million naira in damages and apology for the defamatory remarks.

El-Rufai also filed a lawsuit against Joseph Onu and Nyada, insisted that letter they wrote dated August 19th, 2020 titled: ‘Request to withdraw the offer of platform at the 2020 Annual General Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Malam Nasir El-Rufai addressed to professor Koyinsola Ajayi (SAN), in his capacity as the Chairman, Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) Nigeria Bar Association and copied to Dr. Olisa Abgakoba (SAN), Chairman Board of Trustee, Nigeria Bar Association and Mr. Olumide Akpata, the then President-Elect of the NBA and published in the media, is defamatory and greatly injurious t the reputation of the Claimant.

However, no date has been fixed for the lawsuits. 

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