A Lagos-based trader, Mrs Amuda Adeleke, has dragged former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who was the Director-General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation during the 2019 General Election, before the Federal High Court, Lagos for using her picture on campaign billboards without her consent.
Also joined in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/./19, were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party’s presidential flag bearer and his Vice, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr Peter Obi, his running mate.
Adeleke, in the suit filed by her counsel, Kingsley Iheakaram, is claiming the sum of N45 million from the respondents jointly and severally as compensation for the unlawful, unauthorised and unconstitutional use of her image by the respondents
The applicant is also seeking an order of the court directing the immediate withdrawal and destruction of the campaign materials containing her unauthorised images anywhere within and outside Nigeria.
She is also seeking a court declaration that the unauthorised use, publication and display of her image as an advertisement by Saraki as head of the Atiku, Obi Presidential Campaign Organisation constitute a breach and infringement of her fundamental right, to privacy as enshrined, guaranteed and provided for in the 1999 Constitution.