Embattled Ogun-East Senator in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has withdrawn a N20.1 billion libel suit he instituted against former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
According to reports, the senator who has been battling extradition moves by NDLEA withdrew the suit based on settlement talks with the former president..
On February 6, 2014,Kashamu had sued Obasanjo, asking the court to award N20bn as aggravated and exemplary damages, and another N100m against the former President for “maliciously and recklessly” publishing a letter titled, ‘Before it is too late’, addressed to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in December 2013.
The PDP chieftain had sued Obsanjo for libel in relation to the claims in the letter to ex-President Jonathan that he (Kashamu) is a fugitive wanted in the United States for drug-related offences.
The presiding judge, Justice Valentine Ashi, struck out the suit on May 26, 2015.