Tinubu Drags AIT To Court Over Damaging Reports, Demands N20Billion
to sue the management of the Daar Communications Limited, owners of the
Africa Independent Television, AIT for the defamatory content of a
documentary aired on Sunday.
Counsel to Asiwaju Tinubu, Mr. Tunji Abayomi, said a letter asking Daar
Communications to apologise for the content and stop further airing was
delivered this afternoon.
A part of the letter to AIT reads, ” … You aired an hour long
documentary focussing on our client (Bola Tinubu). Clearly pre-occupied
with political resentment and hatred neither warranted, necessary, proper,
or justified, you published several false allegations against our
client…More disturbing is your misrepresentation that the said
documentary was “sponsored” without disclosing the “sponsors”. You cannot
under law, hide under media freedom to maliciously injure a citizen’s
The letter also demanded for N20billion (Twenty Billion Naira) as cost of
damage done to the reputation of its client failing which the client will
sue the company.
Another part of the letter reads: “…to affirm the right of our client
against your defamatory publication, we demand that you confirm to us
within 24 hours of receipt of this letter, an apology and retraction of
the said publication/documentary.”