The Law firm of Chief (Dr) Bolaji Ayorinde SAN, BA LAW LLP has described allegations made by Seun Kuti in a viral video against their principal partner as untrue.
Seun Kuti, a son of the late afro music legend, Fela Kuti had alleged that Chief Ayorinde was a traitor.
Reacting in a disclaimer made available to BarristerNG on the 6th of November 2023, the law firm denied the allegation as baseless and of no moment, threatening to take legal action against Seun Kuti.
Part of the statement reads “Our attention has been brought to series of video publications released by a certain Seun Kuti on the Social Media platform “Instagram” with the handle @bigbirdkuti wherein he had insinuated and represented to the public that the Principal Partner of BA LAW LLP, Chief (Dr) Bolaji Ayorinde SAN, OFR, FCArb.
is a Traitor and had intentionally leaked documents in the P&lD Arbitration to the Claimants who had sued the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“While the Federal Republic of Nigeria was represented by Chief (Dr) Bolaji Ayorinde SAN, OFR, FCArb at the later stage of the Arbitration after Nigeria had been found initially liable, we categorically state that no allegation of corrupt practice was made by any Tribunal or Court against the person of Chief Ayorinde.
“The Firm and Chief (Dr) Bolaji Ayorinde SAN, OFR, FCArb unequivocally deny the allegations made in the videos as they are misconceived, untrue and of no moment. We are currently considering all legal options available including civil and criminal actions against this individual and his sponsors.
“We advise that all persons discountenance these malicious publications.”