Sunday Igboho drags Gani Adams to court, seeks N500m damages

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Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho,
has dragged the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, to court over
alleged defamation of character.

 

Igboho dragged Adams before an Oyo High Court sitting in
Ibadan, through his team of lawyers led by J. A.Sanusi.

 

The separatist leader prayed that the court should award a
compensation of N500 million against Adams for alleged defamatory statements
against him.

 

Igboho said Adams accused him of being a serial killer and
assassin for top politicians, including President Bola Tinubu, in an audio
conversation in 2021.

 

Among others, Igboho prayed for an order of the court “for
the payment of exemplary and aggravated damages in the sum of Five Hundred
Million Naira (N500,000,000.00) in favour of the Claimant for defamation of the
person of the Claimant by the Defendant. Cost of litigation put at the sum of
Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000.00)”.

 

The court process filed by Sanusi quoted Adams as saying: “I
was not against Igboho until he became close to Tinubu. You know I get my
information from different angles as Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.

 

“He was with Lagos State Governor’s Chief of Staff, Tayo
Ayinde, yesternight from the information at my disposal. He left Tayo Ayinde
around 2.45 am and you know Tinubu uses him (Tayo Ayinde) to coordinate
criminal activities. He was compensated with the position of Chief of Staff.

 

“He was a former SSS (State Security Service) product. He
was given money to recruit some criminals. Politicians use him (Sunday Igboho)
to attack people….Tinubu will not show himself. He will call the line of the
Chief of Staff.

 

“Tinubu gave them fifty million but Tayo Ayinde took five
million out of the money. He gave Sunday forty-five million naira. Do not
believe him, he said Tinubu should come and be President.

 

“I do not know why people in the Diaspora believed in him
(Sunday Igboho). Do not believe him at all. He collects money everywhere as a
politician. He is cunning and a fraud. He only uses social media to bring
support to himself… Sunday asked the media to lie against me. He supports me
openly and goes against me behind my back. Do not support him. He is
unreliable.

 

“Tinubu already promised to give him a house in Lekki and
N200 million. He is only an entertainer. Tinubu was using Sunday to get a
ticket from Buhari. Tinubu is the one using Sunday. He is the most dangerous
person in Oyo State.

 

“I am not talking of Lagos. If he sees money, there is no
one he cannot kill. From the confirmed report, even though I am not sure, he
was one of those who assassinated Bola Ige together with Fryo. He left Lagos
2:45 am after he collected 45,000,000 naira. Tinubu asked 10 million boys to
join forces with Sunday to eliminate me….Sunday has countless murder cases
where he was able to exonerate himself.

 

“Some of his boys are presently in prisons standing trial
for different murder cases. Some of his boys were already sentenced to life
imprisonment. He used political power to exonerate himself.”

 

Igboho, however, denied the allegations while urging the
court to declare the content of the audio clip as slanderous against his
character.

 

The Yoruba Nation agitator’s lawyers said it is “unlawful,
inappropriate and inexcusable for the Defendant (Gani Adams) to defame,
disparage and put to disrepute the character and reputation of the Claimant in
an audio clip published on all new media platforms, including YouTube, in a
publication that took place between the Defendant and a third party, Mr. Nuru
Banjo, sometime in November 2021 or thereabouts”.

 

They equally asked for an order “of this honourable court
directing the Defendant to publicly retract the slanderous, libelous and
defamatory content contained in the publication to Nuru Banjo which was further
published on all new media platforms including YouTube where the Claimant was
defamed, maligned and disparaged by the Defendant in the conversation published
in November 2021 by the Defendant”.



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