Justice Suleiman Belgore, of the Abuja Top Courtroom, has granted an order restraining the Edo State Govt and its officials from making additional defamatory remarks about billionaire businessman, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo.
Naija Information studies that the defendants to the fits are the Honourable Legal professional Basic of Edo State sued as the first defendant, and Crusoe Osagie, the Particular Adviser, Media and Verbal exchange Technique, joined because the 2d defendant.
In a commentary on Tuesday, the Media Adviser to Captain Hosa, Samuel Ajayi, mentioned the orders got on Monday, August 10, 2020 in Abuja.
Ajayi mentioned the Top Courtroom granted, amongst others, orders “restraining the Edo State Govt, whether or not performing throughout the first defendant and or 2d defendant, its brokers, representatives, officials, servants, proxies, assigns, trustees or some other individual howsoever described, performing immediately or not directly for the Edo State Govt, from publishing, inflicting to be revealed, circulating, additional publishing, reporting or publicising the e-newsletter captioned ‘Okunbo, Oshiomhole planning to disrupt Edo Governorship Elections,’ and or some other comparable defamatory e-newsletter in any way in any respect, together with publications via/on print, digital and social media platforms.”
In a go well with filed via suggest to Captain Hosa, Dr Adedapo Olanipekun, had additionally sought a declaration that the defendants’ publications of 20 July, 2020, captioned “Okunbo, Oshiomhole planning to disrupt Edo Governorship Elections,” which seemed on pages 26 and 53 respectively of The PUNCH and THISDAY newspapers, have been false, fabricated, deceptive, malicious, unfair and defamatory.
Captain Hosa may be in search of the sum of N4,000,000,000 (4 Billion Naira), “being irritated and exemplary damages for the embarrassment, inconvenience, losses and damages carried out to the claimant’s individual, persona and pursuits, because of the defendants’ libellous publications of 20 July, 2020; (with) price of felony illustration/motion assessed at N50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira).”
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