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Governor Orji’s Son Sues Sun Newspaper For ₦5bn

Governor Orji’s Son Sues Sun Newspaper For ₦5bn
Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji

The first son of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chinedu Orji, an engineer, has sued The Sun Newspapers Limited, owned by a former Governor of the State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, claiming ₦5bn damages for calling him “ a terrorist .”

Briefing journalists on Thursday in Umuahia, a member of the legal team for Orji’s son, Chief Chukwunyere Nwabuko, said the libellous publication was contained on page 21 of the March 10, 2014 edition of The Sun Newspapers, which reads that, ‘it is not a secrete affair as his terrorist activities in the state are fully documented. “

The council said the former governor had been using his media outfit to publish malicious and libellous articles against Orji as well as “his son, who does not even hold any position in government.”

He gave the suit number of the case filled at Abia State High Court holding at Ohafia as HOH/5/2014, adding that a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Livy Uzorukwu, is the lead council of Orji’s legal team.

The three-point claims by the plaintiff include,”The sum of N5bn as damages for libel; an unreserved apology to be published in at least three editions of the Daily Sun Newspapers; and an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their agents, privies, servants and associates from further writing, printing and publishing of the said libellous matter or a similar one against the claimant.

Nwabuko further said that the Presiding Judge, Justice Anthony Chioma, had already granted an order for the defendant to be served out of jurisdiction.

The matter will come up for hearing on September, 22.

Source: Punch

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