Sunday, 7 December 2014

Obasanjo Has Been Stopped From Publishing His Autobiography

It appears some top politicians are not comfortable with the content of President Olusegun Obasanjo new book, his autobiography. An Abuja High Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, has restrained Obasanjo from proceeding with plans to publish or have someone publish on his behalf, a new autobiography entitled ‘My Watch.” Justice Valentine Ashi made the order following an ex-parte application filed before him by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West, Mr. Buruji Kashamu. The court granted the motion marked FCT/HC/ M/2392/2014, on Friday, after it listened to Kashamu’s lawyer, Dr. Alex Iziyon, SAN. He said the content of the book relates to issues in the letter Obasanjo wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan on December 2, 2013, where he stated that Kashamu was a fugitive wanted in the United States of America. He contended that since the content of the letter is the subject matter of the libel suit his client filed against Obasanjo, which is still pending before the high court, it would be wrong for the ex-president to be allowed to proceed to comment on, write books about or make publications on the issue yet to be decided by the court. The ruling While delivering his ruling on the matter, Justice Ashi specifically restrained ex-President Obasanjo from either publishing the book or have it published on his behalf by anybody, pending the determination of the substantive suit pending before him. According to the court, “the defendant, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, whether by himself, his agents, servants, privies or any other person by whatever name called and howsoever described, is hereby restrained from publishing or caused to be published in the yet to published book, ‘My watch’ or any autobiography or biography and any extracts of same, by whatever name called or howsoever titled, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice hereof.” Obasanjo had, in his reply to Kashamu’s case in court, stated that, “Aside the plaintiff’s illicit drug business for which he was indicted and wanted in America, the plaintiff has penchant for taking loans from unsuspecting banks/ financial institutions with intention to permanently elude/ avoid repayment or liquidation of such loans. “Further to that, the plaintiff has been judicially adjudged/ confirmed a debtor by a competent court of law in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. And the plaintiff presently occupies a choice position on the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria’s list of notorious bad debtors. “The plaintiff is a person, who with his true name/identity supplied, will not be granted visa by the German government or any country of the world having good relationship with the United States of America.” Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)

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