Gani Adams Denies Defamation Allegations, Vows to Set Record Straight

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has vehemently refuted allegations of defamation leveled against him, cautioning against deliberate attempts to tarnish his reputation. Adams, addressing the controversy surrounding an audio clip implicating him, asserted his readiness to clarify misconceptions and defend his integrity against any unfounded accusations.

Recent reports revealed that Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, and Tayo Ayinde, Chief of Staff to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, threatened legal action against Adams for allegedly implicating them in an assassination plot. However, Adams dismissed these claims as baseless and distorted, emphasizing his determination to safeguard his hard-earned reputation and the dignity of his esteemed position.

In response to pre-action letters from Igboho and Ayinde’s legal representatives, Adams, through his lawyers, Oluwole Kehinde and Rosemary Thompson, denied the content and implications of the audio clip attributed to him. The clip, purportedly circulated by Igboho, was described as a misrepresentation of a private conversation between Adams and another individual in 2021.

Adams clarified that the conversation, initiated by a US-based acquaintance seeking reconciliation between himself, Igboho, and others, was taken out of context and distorted in the circulated clip. He emphasized that his remarks regarding Igboho and Ayinde were speculative and unsubstantiated rumors, not intended for public dissemination.

Despite initial restraint, Adams emphasized the necessity of setting the record straight amidst ongoing falsehoods and attacks on his character. He underscored the private nature of the conversation and reiterated his commitment to maintaining peace and upholding the dignity of his position as Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland.


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