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General News of Monday, 23 January 2023


Details emerge as MKO Abiola's widow files N100bn lawsuit against IGP

Usman Baba Alkali Usman Baba Alkali

Professor Zainab Abiola, the widow of Chief MKO Abiola has filed an N100 billion lawsuit against the inspector-general of police, Usman Baba Alkali.

The suit included the son of the police IG Ibrahim Alkali and his ex-police orderly, Teju Moses.

The suit tagged, FHA/ABJ/CS/2370/202 was filed at the federal high court in Abuja by her legal counsel, Tawo Tawo (SAN) for the injury inflicted on her fundamental human rights and her reputation.

She accused the defendant of defaming her after she alleged being framed on September 20, 2022, by Ibrahim, the adopted son of the IGP that she brutalized her orderly, inspector Moses, reports The Punch.

MKO Abiola's widow said: “He (Ibrahim Alkali) conspired with my ex-orderly to lie that I inflicted bodily harm on her. We have CCTV cameras around that will reveal what happened when the proceedings commenced.” She stated that this incident has tarnished her image and reputation beyond repair in the sight of the general public.

She said: “The aforementioned incident has caused me so much damage, trauma, and ill-health, and has reduced my standing and recognition in a global society, despite the fact that I have attained an international reputation.”

In light of these accusations, the plaintiff prayed to the court that it should issue an order and a declaration against the defendant to pay the sum of N100 billion as damages for the defamatory actions of the defendant.

The hearing date for the suit has been fixed for February 28 on Tuesday, February 28, three days after the general elections.