By Abdul Tukur
An online newspaper based in the US, indicted by a High Court Judge for publishing “fake news” has withdrawn its motion seeking to dismiss a judgement that ordered a payment of N4 billion in damages to the Senate President.
Bamikole Omishore, media aide to Senator Bukola Saraki, tweeted a few minutes ago to say Sahara Reporters had dropped the motion.
A Twitter user, @babaidris090, then posted a copy of the notice given to the court by representatives of Sahara Reporters and its Publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
On December 9 and December 1, 2015, the New York media outlet “recklessly published” false stories against Senator Bukola Saraki.
This was why the Judge, Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye awarded Senator Bukola Saraki N4 billion in damages last month.
DENISAURUS News was reliably informed that Sahara Reporters who failed to attend court hearing or put up a defence despite the service of summons on them, has been a tool used by an acting chair of an anti-corruption agency to publish news against perceived enemies.
To be updated…