Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has vowed to drag¬†Daar Communications, owner of Africa Independent Television to court over what he described as defamatory content” of a documentary aired Sunday night about him.
His lawyer,¬†¬†Tunji Abayomi, said the company and AIT has been written to apologise¬†for the content and stop further airing.
The letter reads, “…You aired an hour long documentary focussing on our client (Bola Tinubu). Clearly pre-occupied with political resentment and hatred neither warranted, necessary, proper, or justified, you published several false allegations against our client…
“More disturbing is your misrepresentation that the said documentary was “sponsored” without disclosing the “sponsors”. You cannot under law, hide under media freedom to maliciously injure a citizen’s reputation”.
The letter added: “To affirm the right of our client against your defamatory publication, we demand that you confirm to us within 24 hours of receipt of this letter, an apology and retraction of the said publication/documentary”.