Alleged Defamation: Abiola’s Wife Sues IGP, Demands N100bn In Damages

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Usman Alkali Baba has been sued for alleged defamation by Prof. Zainab Abiola, the late Chief MKO Abiola’s wife and the widely recognized winner of the presidential election on June 12, 1993.

Abiola had charged the police of violating her rights to life and the dignity of the human person in the lawsuit with the case number FHA/ABJ/CS/2370/202 that was filed by her Lawyer, Tawo Tawo (SAN).

In her declaration on Sunday, the plaintiff alleged that Ibrahim Alkali, the IGP’s adoptive son, had falsely accused her of harming her former orderly, Inspector Moses, on September 20, 2022.

This, according to her, had severely harmed her reputation.

Therefore, the plaintiff urged the court to order the defendants to pay her N100 billion as compensation for the defamation, shame, ridicule, harassment, anguish, humiliation, and public embarrassment that she suffered at the hands of the police.

She also prayed the court to order the defendants to tender an unreserved public apology in all print and electronic media in the country.

The IGP’s son, and Teju Moses, a former police orderly, were also listed as respondents in the suit.

The hearing in the suit has been fixed for February 28.