I didn’t write judgement delivered in Saraki vs Sahara Reporters’ case – Yusuf Ali

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mallam Yusuf Ali, has debunked the recent report of an online medium, Sahara Reporters, that he authored the judgement delivered by Justice A.S. Oyinloye of Ilorin High Court in a libel action filed by the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, against Omoyele Sowore.
This was contained in a press statement Ali issued in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Tuesday.
The senior lawyer noted in the press statement: “In the said publication, Sowore alleged that I was the person that authored the judgement delivered by Hon. Justice A.S Oyinloye in the said case, and that when the learned judge expressed fears that it was going to be a hard sell, I then promised him that I will take care of any consequence by influencing the leadership of the Nigeria judiciary all over the country.
“I have never in my life, especially in my over 30 years of legal practice, ever directly or indirectly influenced, cajoled, compromised, sabotaged or in any other manner perverted the course of justice.
“On my honour, I never and did not interact, in any way whatsoever, discussed, talked with or gave any written document to Hon. Justice A.S. Oyinloye on the matter involving the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the publishers of Sahara Reporters or in any other, either pending or concluded case.”
Ali, therefore described the publication as “outrightly untrue, a lie, a concocted story, unimaginative moonlight tale and a fertile, devilish, libellous allegation concocted from the pit of hell.
“I hereby challenge Omoyele Sowore to provide any shred of proof that I ever participated in any inglorious manipulation of the judicial process at any place, anywhere and at anytime.”
Ali, also said he had instructed his lawyers “to take all constitutional and legal steps that will address this unwarranted, tendentious, wicked, devilish and inhuman assault on my hard earned integrity. There must be a limit to fiction and hack writing, especially where it amounts to an assault on the integrity of an innocent person.”

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