Libel: Edo APC Deputy Governorship Candidate Demands N2bn Damages From PDP Spokesperson

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Mohammed Shosanya

A member Representing Ovia Federal Constituency and the All Progressives Congress, APC Deputy Governorship Candidate, Rt.Hon Dennis Idahosa has demanded for a total sum of N2 billion as cost of damages from the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Olu Martins over a libelous statement.

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

Idahosa further demanded for N15 million only being the cost of the action.

In the seven point demand of the claimant against the defendant, he demanded for a perpetual retraining 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 for the retraction of the said article and a public apology acceptable by him to be published in the same media outlets he (Defendant) used.

Martins had written an article which tend to portray the claimant as a fraudstar.

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

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