Earlier this week, Atiku Abubakar demanded an apology and the sum of N500million from the social media aide to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie over her tweets claiming he was on a UAE watchlist.
Onochie however Onochie dismissed the letter describing it as a deliberate ploy to make her lose focus as the legal battle to unseat President Buhari gets intense.
Atiku has since threatened to sue her for N2billion should she fail to meet his demands and he is set to make good on that threat. Atiku’s lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome said the 48 hours given to Onochie to settle the matter out of court had lapsed.
He further stated that instead of paying the N500m and writing an apology as demanded by Atiku, the President’s aide went ahead to insult the former Vice-President again on social media.
He said: “Of course, we are going to court because she has even aggravated the issue. She posted another comment online abusing Atiku saying that he was talking nonsense. She seems not to understand the gravity of what she has done.
“She has aggravated the matter. We shall meet in court and we practise a constitutional democracy and we are a society governed by laws. We are preparing to go to court. In my chambers, we don’t threaten people for the fun of it.
“When we say we will go to court if a demand is not meant, we stand by our words. We may even increase the lawsuit above N2bn because she has aggravated the matter.”