Activist dismisses Rep. Jibrin’s demand for apology, N3bn damage

Sun Nov 3rd, 2019 - Kano

Human Rights activist, Mr Segun Awosanya, has dismissed the demand for an apology and N3 billion in damages from him by a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over some of his tweets.

Jibrin, representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State, had on Oct. 31 through his lawyer, Mr Wole Olanipekun, gave Awosanya popularly known as Segalink 14 days to pay him N3 billion for damages over libellous and defamatory tweets.

He also demanded that Awosanya publish a public apology on his twitter handle for seven days to serve as atonement for the tweets published on Oct. 17.

Jibrin said that the allegations were untrue, unfounded and meant to tarnish his image.

Jibrin’s demand comes on the heels of Awosanya’s call on his twitter handle for investigation into 17 local and foreign bank accounts allegedly operated by the lawmaker in spite his contrary position at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).




source: Guardian