Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed the order given by a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court judge, Justice Valentine Ashi, those security agents, including the police and men of the Department of State Service, to confiscate his latest autobiography, ‘My Watch’.
The judge gave this order after the ex-president went ahead on Tuesday, in Lagos, and presented the book to the public, disobeying the court’s restraining injunction.
However, Obasanjo noted that he was in no way “daring the court” as widely reported by some national newspapers, describing such publication as misleading.
The action of the former president was prompted by the 21-day ultimatum given him by Justice Ashi, within which he should explain why he should not be punished for flouting the court order.
The chairman, Mobilisation and Organisation Committee, Peoples Democratic Party, South West, Mr. Buruji Kashamu had instituted a legal action against some sections of the publication.
Obasanjo had through his legal team, led by Gboyega Oyewole filed an appeal challenging the confiscation order, citing 10 grounds to support the appeal and arguing that the trial judge erred in his ruling.
In the appeal, with suit No. CV/472/14, filed in a Federal High Court, Abuja, a copy which was made available to journalists in Abeokuta, the former president’s counsel contended that Obasanjo was dissatisfied with the ruling of the High Court and “appeal against the said ruling upon the ground set forth”.