Court Stops Obasanjo from Publishing His Autobiography
An Abuja High Court has ruled on an ex-parte motion brought before it by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Buruji Kashamu, asking the court to stop former President Olusegun Obasanjo from publishing his autobiography.
The court restrained the former president from publishing or having someone publish on his behalf, a new autobiography titled: ‘My Watch’, pending the determination of the main suit still pending before the court.
Justice Valentine Ashi sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja made the restraining order last Friday without according the former president a hearing.
Kashamu’s lawyer, Dr Alex Izinyon, SAN, had asked the court to stop Obasanjo because the content of the book contains issues which is pending before a law court.
Iziyon had argued that the content of the book related to issues contained in Obasanjo’s December 2, 2013, letter to President Goodluck Jonathan and former PDP National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, where he (Obasanjo) claimed that Kashamu was allegedly a fugitive, wanted in the United States.
He contended that since the content of the letter was the subject of the libel suit his client filed against Obsanjo, which is still pending before the court, it was 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.
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