Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accepted an open regret from chairman of DAAR Communication Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
The apology was a settlement for the defamatory documentary “Lion of Bourdillon” aired on Africa Independent Television, AIT in 2015.
The film was aired in the peak of the presidential campaign. The television company of Dokpesi was then supporting the re-election bid of the ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, while Tinubu’s party, the APC was vigorously campaigning for Muhammadu Buhari, who won the poll.
Wole Olanipekun, Tinubu’s lawyer, and Dokpesi’s counsel Mike Ozekhome Friday presented the terms of settlement reached on 29 January, 2016 before the trial court judge, Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe.
The terms of the deal comprise among other things, a retraction of the broadcast by AIT, an apology by AIT, which should be aired daily for a quarter.
The court then adopted the terms of settlement.
Tinubu had instituted the N150 billion suit against Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT, over the documentary titled “Lion of Bourdilion’’.
He had supposed that the documentary which the station started airing on March 1, was libellous and aimed at tarnishing his image.
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