Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria has sent an appeal to Mohammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police (IGP) requesting to investigate Jackson Ude, a blogger on Point Blank News.
‘Criminal Defamation of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), GCON by Jackson Ude’, title of petition with date July 8, 2020.
Osinbajo’s lawyer, Bayo Osipitan in the petition disclosed that Jackson wrote a story that the EFCC Boss informed the investigative panel that he gave Yemi Osinbajo N4bn.
Yemi added that Jackson was fond of publishing malicious articles of him adding to his petition some printed copies of the blogger’s reports.
He then called on IGP to interrogate Jackson and sue him for criminal defamation comparing him to the Gucci Master, called him ‘Hush-bajo’.
The petition reads
“These vicious and malicious publications are meant to achieve one objective only, to present to his readership and others (Nigerians and foreigners) that our client is a dishonest and disloyal public officer and consequently unfit for the position of Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria he is occupying.
“We are of the view that unless an action for criminal defamation is commenced against the said Mr. Jackson Ude, he will continue to use his social media platform to publish materials that are false and criminally defamatory of our client’s reputation.
“In view of the above, we humbly request that you cause the above allegations made against our client to be investigated and if the suggested investigation confirms our complaint of the falsehood of these allegations, to initiate criminal proceedings pursuant to the provisions of Sections 391-395 of the Penal Code Act for criminal defamation against the said Jackson Ude.”
US based Jackson Ude, continued to tweet about Yemi and his alleged role in the EFCC.
Ude tweeted, “I am not afraid of Osinbajo and his minions. If he indeed wants to go to court, he needs to resign first and sue me. He cannot be VP and be using state resources to intimidate the judiciary. He cannot wave immunity that he didn’t confer on himself. Osinbajo should resign first.”