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Alleged defamation: Chief Ogundokun sues Oluwo Akanbi for N1 Billion

Elder statesman and eminent Nigerian, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun has
sued the Oluwo of Iwo land in Osun State (South West Nigeria), Oba
Abdulrasheed Adewale  Akanbi (Telu 1) for N1 Billion (One Billion
Naira) for defamation.

According to the suit No; HOS/6/2018 filed before the Osun State High
Court of Justice, Osogbo Judicial Division dated January 8, 2018 and
made available to our correspondent in Osogbo,  Ogundokun, a former
National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Party of Nigeria
(NPN) under the regime of PresidentShehuShagari and a former member of
the Constituent Assembly 1977 is suing the royal father for defamation
of character, malicious falsehood via cyber bullying and reputation

The lawsuit filed by Olayinka Osokoya of O.A. Osokoya& Co, as the
counsel to Chief Abiola Ogundokun on Monday, 8th of January 2018 has
since been served on the royal monarch.

In the suit, Ogundokun is demanding for One billion Naira only, being
aggravated and exemplary damages from the defendant—Oba Akanbi for
malicious defamation of his person, reputation and character across
the world as a result of the several insulting and public comments
made against him by the Oluwo of Iwo, via cyber bullying on several
online mediums including YouTube, Whatsapp, Facebook, and Newspapers.

Ogundokun is equally asking among other possessions, an order for the
written retraction of several false allegations made against his
person by the Oluwo in public and private spaces eg, via YouTube,
Internet and other e-platforms, with a public apology made in not less
than 4 Nigerian newspapers.

The former Chairman, Election Tactical Committee of People’s
Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State is also asking the court of law
to restrain the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi and his
agents from further defaming or maligning his person, reputation and
character in whatever form, either by social media, television,
newspapers, magazines, radio, blogs, YouTube, and all other electronic
platforms, or online medium in whatever form.

The plaintiff is equally asking for the sum of N5,000,000,00  (Five
Million Naira only) as cost of legal action.

Chief Ogundokun is also asking the court of law to defray the
impresssion created by the Defendant that:

He stole Roasted Yam while in Modern School as purported by Oba Akanbi
in one of his YouTube videos

That Chief Ogundokun was responsible for the annulment of June 12,
1993 Presidential Election won by his bosom friend, late Basorun MKO
Abiola. The Oluwo claimed Ogundokun in conjunction with the military
establishment annulled the election.
That Ogundokun thwarted MKO Abiola’s dream of becoming President of Nigeria

That Ogundokun was equally the one who scuttled the dream/chance of
one Barrister EniolaAtanda an Iwo indigene from becoming the first
civilian Governor of Osun State

That Ogundokun purchased a stolen vehicle and sold same to Atanda
thereby rendering Atanda’s pedigree obsolete.

That Ogundokun was equally the one who ruined the success of
ProfessorWole Soyinka during the time he was managing the Federal Road
SafetyCommission (FRSC)
That Ogundokun is not just a criminal but a dubious person who had
twarted the chances of the Yoruba Nation for his own selfish interest

That Ogundokun is a dishonest and dishonourable person that cannot be
trusted at any level

That Ogundokun is a man of dubious character, an evil genius or a
devil incarnate who derives pleasure in sending people to jail.

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Re: Alleged defamation: Chief Ogundokun sues Oluwo Akanbi for N1 Billion
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 06:31:26 AM »
The 83 pages document backed with statements on oaths reads in part
that: The plaintiff is a prominent Iwo Indigene, Politician, Elder
Statesman, High Chief, Philanthropist, Publisher and well respected
community leader of Iwo, Osun State of Nigeria, residing at Ogundokun
residence, Ibajedewa lodge, Oloola’s compound, Iwo, Osun State of
Nigeria while the defendant is the Oluwo of Iwo and resides at Oluwo’s
Palace, Iwo, Osun State of Nigeria.

The plaintiff has contributed greatly to the development and growth of
Iwo and its environs (Comprising of all the three Local Government
Areas in Iwo land i.e, Iwo, Ayedire and Ola-Oluwa Local Governments)

The plaintiff is also a member of the board of trustees of Iwo Central
Mosque, a registered body with the Corporate Affairs Commission
(Attached with a Copy of certificate of registration signed by one
Bello Mahmud with AbiolaOgundokun’s name as 4th trustee)

The plaintiff also avers that he was equally appointed as a member of
Iwo Boardof Trustees by a letter with Ref. No: ITC/R/APP/003. (Copy
The plaintiff hereby pleads and shall rely on the said letter as well
as a series of letters of awards and recognition for all his
contribution to the development of Iwo land, Osun State (Series of
documents attached for confirmation

The plaintiff avers that because of his contribution to the
development and growth of Islam in Iwo land, the Islamic clerics from
the three Local Government Areas in Iwo land under the headship of the
Chief Imam of Iwo, confered on him the Chieftaincy title of Basorun
Musulumi of Iwo land sometimes in Year 2000 and he was subsequently
turbaned as such by the Chief Imam of Iwo. The plaintiff shall, at the
trial of this suit, rely on the certificate issued in his favor when
the said chieftaincy title was conferred on him (Copies of letters
signed by Sheikh Alhaji Imran Asiru, Chief Imam of Iwo Land/Chairman,
league of Imams and Alfas in Iwo land and his Secretary, Muhamed
Tajudeen Olowe, dated 8th October & 28th October, 1999 and
confirmation certificate attached)
The plaintiff avers that as a result of his immense and unprecedented
contributions towards the sustainable growth and development of Osun
State and Nigeria as a whole, he has received several awards and
recognition in and outside the state of Osun which includes:
The Otun Balogun of Iwo land, Basorun Musulumi of Iwo land, Jagun of
Ajagunlaase, Areago of Iwo Oke land, Seriki of Iba land, Apesin of
Erin Osun and, The jagunpote of The Source, Diamond Award by the
African Communication National Development.Merit Award for Political
Development of Nigeria in Security Seminars conferred on him by the
Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) in 1996;Distinguished
Achievers’ Award conferred on him in 2005 by the Nigerian Youth
Organization, Nigerian Leadership and Role Model Award in 2008, Award
of Integrity and Anti-Corruption in 2009 and many others
The plaintiff avers that he is a member of several International
organizations such as: The International chains of Industrial and
Technical Advertising Agencies, (ICTA), Member, Advertising club of
New York, Member, Industrial Advertising Incorporated, Member of the
Association of Advertising Practitioners in Nigeria to mention but a
The plaintiff avers that he has worked with several media and
publishing firms in and outside Nigeria which has earned him a global
image and recognition
The plaintiff avers that as a journalist, he has worked in various
places and in different capacities to wit: Nigeria Broadcasting
Corporation (NBC), as a correspondent under the Editorship of Alhaji
Ayo Fagbo, he was Co-Presenter of Hello fans of OGUN and OGUN “Eko
Participant”, Assistant Editor of People’s Star Press, Divisional
Correspondent and Commercial representative of the defunct Sketch and
New Nigerian Newspapers in the whole of the then Western Region of
Nigeria, Director of Daily Times of Nigeria, Chairman, Niger-Park, a
subsidiary of Daily Times of Nigeria, Divisional Correspondent,
defunct Sketch publishing for Old Osun Division now Osun State, News
Translator, Reporter and Broadcaster of the Western Nigeria
Broadcasting and Television Services, (the very first Television in

The plaintiff avers that he established in the media outfit “States
Mirror”, a monthly magazine and later established “Conscience
International Magazine” currently circulating worldwide.


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