APC Candidate Demands N2bn From PDP Spokesman Over Statement

APC Candidate Demands N2bn From PDP Spokesman Over Statement

The member representing Ovia Federal Constituency and the All Progressives Congress, (APC) deputy governorship candidate, Rt. Hon Dennis Idahosa, has demanded N2 billion as damages from the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Olu Martins, over an alleged libelous statement.

In a writ of summons dated May 3, the claimant demanded for the N2 billion as general, punitive, aggravated and exemplary damages against the defendant.

Idahosa further demanded N15 million as the cost of the action.

In the seven point demand of the claimant against the defendant, he asked for perpetual restraining order against the defendant and his agents from further writing, printing  publishing online or causing to be written, printed or published online the same article or similar words that tend to defame the claimant.

An order directing the defendant to cause the withdrawal  and removal of the article authored by him from the various social media outlets.

In the writ from the West-Idahosa SAN & Co law firm, the claimant also demanded the retraction of the said article and a public apology acceptable by him to be published in the same media outlets he used.

The writ of summons had given the defendant fourteen days to appear in court or as the court may decide.

The case with the suit number CS/2259/24, was lodged at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in the Abuja Judicial Division.

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