Justice Folashade Ojo of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has fixed May 18 for judgment in a N500m suit instituted against the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh.
The suit, FCT/HC/CV/4248/2011, was filed in 2011 by owners and some employees of British Nigerian Academy, Abuja, against Metuh, his wife, Kanayo and one of their aides, Oche Gambo.
The plaintiffs sued Metuh and the two other defendants for allegedly assaulting two of the school’s employees on February 19, 2011.
Metuh, whose son, Derrick, was formerly a pupil in the school, was said to have driven roughly into the school premises after getting a report that an employee of the school confiscated Derrick’s mobile telephone while the boy was on a visit to the school.
Metuh’s wife and Derrick were said to have visited her nephew, Kamsi Aghaji, a pupil in the school, when an official of the school, Miss. Amauche Igbe, claimed to have seen Derrick giving his phone to some pupils in the boys’ hostel , in violation of the school rules.
The plaintiffs – British Nigerian Academy, Kola Pele and Hamzat Maftau – said, in an amended statement of claim that Kanayo called her husband after she did not succeed in her effort to retrieve her son’s phone.
They stated that, “The 1st defendant (Metuh) alighted from his vehicle at the entrance of the Sports Hall of the 1st plaintiff (the school) and demanded to see the 2nd plaintiff (Pele) and, upon locating the 2nd plaintiff, the 1st defendant demanded forcefully, that his son’s phone be
returned to him with immediate effect, but the 2nd plaintiff refused to release the phone.
“The 1st defendant then proceeded to grab the throat of the 2nd plaintiff and started to hit him several times with the 3rd defendant (Gambo, Metuh’s bodyguard) …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot