Wike appears in court to testify in libel case against Thisday


Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, Tuesday appeared before the State High Court in Port Harcourt, to testify as a witness in a N7 billion libel suit against ThisDay Newspaper.

The governor said he was in court to seek justice and clear his name as a person from the malicious publication by Thisday Newspaper, which portrayed him as deceitful, untrustworthy person, who exerts subterranean influences on judicial matters and over court sittings in Port Harcourt.

Wike, in August 2020 instituted a libel suit against Thisday Newspaper claiming N7 billion damages on a report written and published in Thisday’s Tuesday, June 23, 2020 edition captioned, “With Wike, Obaseki Meets His PDP’S…

Source: Nigerian Tribune