Previous Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, showed up at the Maitama division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where he dismissed an oath to help his N2.5 billion slander suit which he documented against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, in June.
Atiku who was the presidential up-and-comer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 races had in June pummeled a suit against Onochie for affirmed libelious production on her tweeter handle on May 7, 2017.
The supposed hostile tweet proposed that Atiku was on the watch rundown of security agents in the United Arab Emirates and had headed out to look for fear based oppressors in the Middle East.
He implored the court in the suit stamped CV/2287/19 to arrange Onochie to pay him the N2.5bn as “general, bothered, reformatory and praiseworthy harms over the untold humiliation, mocking, open criticism, malice, obloquy, conjugal disharmony, mental desolation and mental injury which the litigant’s productions have caused the petitioner.”
In the mean time, his insight, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has sent photos of the court parade to writers.
In one of the photos, Atiku was seen situated while holding a pen over a white paper with Ozekhome twisted around the table alongside him.
In the inscription going with the photos, he expressed: “Boss Mike Ozekhome, SAN, OFR, today, at the Central Registry of the FCT, High Court, Maitama, Abuja, with his customer, His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa.
Atiku who denied the claims said it was “politically arranged” “exclusively to prompt most extreme harm” to his “high notoriety” while testing “the indicated triumph” of Onochie’s chief, President Buhari in the last presidential political race at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The presidential applicant of the PDP in the February 23, 2019 survey had, through a May 14, 2019 letter marked by Ozekhome, requested from Onochie an expression of remorse, a withdrawal of the said post and an installment of N500m pay to him “to alleviate” the harm purportedly done to him by her online networking post.
He additionally took steps to sue her should she neglect to consent to the interest inside 48 hours.