Former Osun State Deputy Governor and two-term Senator, Senator Iyiola Omisore has demanded payment of two billion Osun Progressives (TOP) Chairman Mr. Adelowo Odebiyi naira as damages, an apology to be published in two major newspapers and several online news outlets as well as a retraction of what he described as a malicious posting in a section of the media against him.
According to a letter signed by the representative of his lawyers, Lords&Temple, Gboyega Oyewole, SAN, a copy of which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday: information, including Daily Post of March 21, 2022, as President and Secretary of The Osun Progressives (TOP), you have made a libelous and defamatory statement against our client, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in the following terms .
“The group, in a statement signed by TOP Chairman Adelowo Adebiyi, on Monday issued a warning note to the APC leader who they say kissed a fair-weather friend, who wears the albatross of complicity in the death of our leader, Chief Bola Ige.
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“If Governor Gboyega Oyetola won’t care to be an associate of an alleged murderer and sponsor of many murders in the state, we at the TOP will not join him and we tell the world that we are not going to join those who dance on uncle Bola Ige’s grave with his suspected killers.
The letter further stated that: “Our client has informed that your post is not only false and without any factual basis, but malicious in every way. This is, in the opinion of our client, a deliberate sponsored and/or engineered attempt to denigrate his image and political stature as a brand leader in Osun State, the geopolitical area of the South -West and Nigeria as a whole.
“Our client has therefore asked us to request a retraction of said press release and an apology to be published in two major newspapers and several online news outlets no later than forty-eight hours after the delivery of this letter and also the payment of the sum of N2,000,000,000 (Two Billion Naira) as damages for malicious posting against our client.