Alleged sex scandal: Moji Obasanjo speaks
By VIVIAN IBIH
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Mojisola, daughter-in-law to former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has broken her silence over alleged incestuous relationship with the ex-Nigerian leader, describing the reports as untrue and unjustifiable attacks which had greatly defamed her.
The basis of the reports published by The Sun newspaper titles was an affidavit deposed to by Mrs Obasanjo’s husband, Gbenga, in which he alleged adultery between his wife and his father.
But, in a letter signed by her lawyer, Kola Awodein (SAN), Mojisola debunked her husband’s insinuations, claiming that the reports have exposed her to hatred, scandal, odium, contempt and similar feeling in Nigeria and worldwide.
Below is full text of the letter.
“We are solicitors to Mrs Mojisola Obasanjo (our client) who has instructed us to write this letter to you.
Our client’s complaint is about the series of news report, article and comments about her carried recently in your newspapers, which enjoys (sic) a wide circulation nationally and internationally.
“We refer specifically to the following publications, amongst others; namely:
(1) “Treasonable sex:” – published in your Sunday Sun of 13th January 2008 at front page.
(2) “Sex scandal – The Animal called Man” published in Saturday Sun of 19th January 2008, Vol 4 No. 261 at page 9.
(3) “Sex scandal: Obasanjo should blame himself not me – Kalu” published in Daily Sun of 25th January, 2008.
(4) “In search of the Randiest President – Sunday Sun of 27th January, 2008, page 15, Vol. 3 No. 254
(5) Obasanjo’s alleged sex with son’s wife, Alake, Egba Chiefs wade in”
“It is fight to finish – Gbenga”
Story in Page 52 of Vol. 3 No. 253 of Sunday Sun of 20th January, 2008.
“In the said news report, article and comment you alleged that our client committed acts of incest and incestuous adultery and also made other unjustifiable attack on her.
“These allegations are completely untrue and the said report, article and comments are on the whole gravely defamatory of our client. They were published maliciously to ridicule her and have exposed her to hatred, scandal, odium, contempt and similar feelings in the Nigerian community and worldwide. In all the circumstances, these publications are reckless and entirely without justification and are clearly actionable.
“Our instructions are that you;
i) Refrain forthwith from any further and or similar publications, either by way of news report, comments or articles or in any other manner whatsoever, concerning our client.
ii) Publish a full and complete withdrawal and an unreserved apology, in terms to be approved by us, in the front page of each of your newspapers;
iii) Indemnify her in respect of all the costs incurred so far as a result of your publications;
iv) Let us in the chambers know the amount you are prepared to pay her as damages for the serious injury done to her person and her reputation and for the embarrassment and great distress caused to her.
“TAKE NOTICE THEREFORE that unless there is a full compliance with her above demands within seven (7) days of the receipt of this letter, we shall proceed further with our client’s instructions to seek redress in our law courts.
Signed by Kola Awodein, SAN
Pp: KOLA AWODEIN & CO.