Fake News: FMC MD, Musa-Olomu Files #50m LawSuit Against Salient Times News Online

For disregarding the sacred media ethics on objectivity and balanced reportage, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre Idi-aba Abeokuta, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu has slammed a *N50M* damages on the *Salient times on line medium for*  the "injury caused" to   the Medical Director in the recent publications by  the medium.

Recalled that the *Salienttimes online* had in the recent times played  a willing tool in the hands of some elements who were opposed to  the second term bid of the Medical Director.

To achieve their orchestrated objectives, they fed the  medium with unsubstantiated information, concorted lies and fake  documents.

The medium,  rather than cross check  the authenticity of it's  information from the
 Medical Director or any of his aides, had on two occasions rushed to the press with it's  malicious publications.

This practice was a clear disregard and departure from the media ethics which  stipulated that fair hearing must be accorded to all concerned  parties before a publication is effected.

A letter from the Medical Director's solicitor AbdulFatai Oyedele and delivered to the Publisher of the medium on Friday 28th May, 2021 specifically  demanded a retraction of the offensive publication made on 23rd May , 2021 by the medium.

Similarly, the medium was asked to tender a public " apology to our client to be issued vide your medium on line platform to be published for seven consecutive days"

In addition, " a sum of *N50,000,000.00* ( Fifty Million Naira) as damages for the injury caused to our client by your said defamatory publication" the statement added.

The Solicitors had  among other things debunked all the allegations contained in the said publications.

" Your medium.made these allegations without recourse to their veracity. 

" Your approach therefore smacks of utter bad faith" the statement added.

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