“Severe, irreparable harm will be done to me if Chicago university releases my records”, Tinubu begs U.S. senior judge

President Bola Tinubu has pleaded before a United States judge to save him from suffering severe and irreparable damage by placing an emergency hold on a recent order for his university records to be released.

Mr Tinubu said the damage he would suffer would be impossible to mitigate if the September 6 order directing the release of his academic records to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is not delayed for possible vacation.

“Severe and irreparable harm will be done to Bola Tinubu if the records are released,” Mr Tinubu’s lawyer argued at an emergency appeal before Judge Nancy Maldonado of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago.

If the records are released, harm will be done and cannot be taken back to the bottle, Mr Tinubu’s lawyer added during the court hearing that began at 3:00 p.m. via telephone conference.

Chicago State University was ordered to release the documents to Mr Abubakar today. The ongoing hearing seeks to stay the order before it goes into effect.
Meanwhile Judge Nancy Maldonado of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has placed an immediate stay of execution on the release of President Bola Tinubu’s university records after his plea before her severe . Mr Tinubu, through his lawyers, begged Ms Maldonado, a district judge, that the September 6 order of Judge Jeffrey Gilbert, a magistrate, should be delayed.
The judge agreed that the matter might be too severe for Mr Tinubu to bear and granted a stay for further argument on the matter.
‘This needs to be handled with care,” Mrs Maldonado said.
The judge gave Mr Tinubu’s lawyers until Monday to file a full brief on the matter before the court. Mr Abubakar’s lawyers said they would reply to the brief by 11:00 p.m. on the same day.
“I may ultimately adopt the magistrate’s recommendation and allow the discovery to go forward, or I can ask all parties to file briefs afresh,” the judge added. Copied

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Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.


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