Bello El-rufai, son of Nasir El-rufai, governor of Kaduna State has threatened to file a lawsuit against a journalist who published his misconduct on Twitter.
The young El-rufai had at the weekend threatened to gang rape the mother of his rival on the micro-blogging site. TODAY POLITICS alongside other new medium reported the argument between the duo.
Although his mother initially supported him, she has apologised for backing her son’s misconduct saying she reacted before understanding what led to the dispute.
But on Monday, Mr El-rufai threatened to sue Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist with Premium Times, one of the mediums that published the story. He described Mr Ogundipe as a columnist of the opposition party.
“Oh @SamuelOgundipe, our hired PDP columnist, you in particular were the last piece of the puzzle. I assure you that my lawyers will get to you to prove the usage/threat of rape. The onus is on you. I eagerly anticipate the #FreeSamuel hashtag. Thanks for completing the jigsaw.,” he said in a tweet.
His father’s administration in Kaduna is notoriously known for arresting critics including journalists whose whereabouts are currently unknown.
Our repeated efforts to get the reaction of the journalist proved abortive as his known telephone numbers were off as at press time.