According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the Lagos East Senatorial By-election, Adetokunbo Abiru, has charged the spokesperson for Babatunde Gbadamosi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party to Court, with a N1bn defamation suit.
The lawsuit was issued due to a report allegedly written by Pearse and shared across social media with the title, “Why Adetokunbo Mukail Abiru Must Be Disqualified From The October 31, 2020, Lagos East Senatorial Race”.
Abiru noted that the article saw him “as a thief, rogue, rascal banker, incapable of good leadership, ineffective leader, fraudulent, of a decadent character, involved in financial impropriety and a person of undesirable and questionable character.”
“The defendant authorised the publication and caused to be published the words complained of, knowing they were false, or recklessly as to their truth or falsity.
“The claimant shall, at the trial of this suit, contend that the defendant willfully and maliciously proceeded to falsely portray the claimant as a person of undesirable and questionable character,” the lawsuit reads in part.