Thursday, 12 March 2015

Court Orders TV Stations from airing Anti Osinbajo documentaries

The Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered that Daar Communications Plc, popular with their TV Station name Africa Independent Television, AIT they shouldn’t air any video documentary against the All Progressive Congress, APC Vice-Presidential candidate, Professor Yemi Osibajo (SAN).

ThisDay reported that Justice James Tsoho gave the order on Wednesday and that it has been extended to several other broadcast TV Stations under the authority of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigerai, BON, including NTA
The application was presented before the court by Osinbajo through his lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN)..
The SAN had shown dissatisfaction to the court that the current ruling party, PDP have threatened him by sponsoring damaging documentaries that would cause discontentment in the public eye.
In the past few weeks, TV Stations, AIT and NTA had been airing a documentary which has the content of the “Atrocious” past of the All Progressive Congress Presidential candidate, General Mohammed Buhari.
The African Independent Television had also aired a similar documentary on a national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, revealing his series of alleged financial misconduct.
Osinbajo maintained that the said documentaries, which allegedly contained untrue information and injurious falsehoods, constitute a personal attack on his person.
He contemplated that these videos were being broadcasted in violation of his fundamental human right to dignity of human person, right to privacy and family virtue and right to life and/or livelihood, as protected by sections 33, 34 and 37 of the 1999 Constitution.

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