Politics

Presidency reacts as Court orders Atiku, Saraki to pay trader N5 million

Presidential Aide, Lauretta Onochie has reacted to a recent court judgement ordering the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the director-general of his campaign, Bukola Saraki to pay a trader N5 million in damages.

The trader, one Amuda Adeleke filed a lawsuit against the Atiku campaign organization after her photograph was used without her permission for a billboard advert. Onochie expressed joy at the development adding that it was ‘colossal damage’ to be on a PDP Billboard.

“A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered PDP’s 2019 candidate @atiku, & his Campaign Director @bukolasaraki, to pay ₦5m damages to a trader, Amuda Adeleke, for unauthorised use of her photograph on PDP campaign billboard.”

“More please. Its colossal damage to be on PDP billboard” she tweeted.

On Monday, a federal high court sitting in Lagos presided over by Justice Ayokunle Faji, made the monetary award to the trader, Adeleke, ordering that the N5m would be jointly and severally paid by Atiku, Saraki, the PDP and Peter Obi, who was Atiku’s running mate.

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