The governor of kogi state Alhaji Yahaya bello in a suit allegedly backdated to the 6th of February 2023 over a matter that occurred In November 2022 seeks to claim amongst others that :
Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan pay 5billion naira to Gov. Yahaya Bello for defamation and libel over her interview on Arise TV that aired on 4th November 2022.
In addition to the 5billion, publish a retraction and tender apology in 5 national dailies including personal statements on Arise TV, AIT, Channels and NTA.
More so, grant a perpetual injunction restraining Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan and anybody whosoever connect, affiliated with her as an associate, privy , agent etc from making defamatory words or statements against Yahaya Bello either on social media, print media, television, radio etc .
It could be recalled that Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan entered appearance on Channels TV, AIT and Arise TV in October 2022 in her defence after the kogi state government called for her arrest in connection to sponsoring terrorism in Nigeria.
However, opinions gathered that this law suit is nothing more than jitters from the governor as Natasha’s senatorial victory at the tribunal greatly unsettled him and Kogi’s APC .
Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan has an existing 10 billion naira defamatory suit against Alh. Yahaya Bello, government of Kogi state and Kingsley Fanwo .