Court Strikes Out Buhari’s Suit Against DAAR Communication

By Ikenga Chronicles December 8, 2016

Court Strikes Out Buhari’s Suit Against  DAAR Communication

President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s defamation suit against DAAR Communications, operators of African Independent Television(AIT) has been struck out by the Federal High Court siting in Abuja on Wednesday, December 7.

DAAR Communication is owned by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Raymond Dokpesi.

Justice John Tsoho in its ruling stated that the court was compelled to strike out the suit because it appeared abandoned.

“This is against the rules of court, all opportunities given for the plaintiff and the respondents to put life in the suit have failed. The suit is hereby struck out” Tsoho said.

Recall that Buhari had filed the suit in 2015 challenging the documentary transmitted by the station allegedly aimed at defaming his character in the eyes of the public.The president averred that the video documentary aired by the television station was aimed at giving him away as a dictator and religious bigot.

He also maintained that the documentary was also shown on the state-owned Nigerian Television Authority(NTA).

The APC national leadership had written to the two stations describing the video as fabricated and defamatory.

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