Ortom institutes N60bn suit against Akume


At last, Governo Samuel Ortom of Benue State has dragged his former political father and Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume to Makurdi high court claiming N60 billion.

Suit No. MHC/268/2021 was filed on Friday by Okon N. Efut, SAN and four other lawyers.

Ortom is seeking N50 billion as general damages for libel and N10 billion as exemplary and aggravated damages.

The writ of summons was backed by 17 paragraph statement of claim.

In the statement of claim, Governor Ortom is seeking a declaration that the text of Senator Akume’s press conference on 30th August 2021, in Abuja and the reports in various national dailies is scandalous, malicious and…

Source: Nigerian Tribune