Court fixes Feb 14 to hear ex-militant’s N3bn libel suit


By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Zuba, has fixed February 14, to commence hearing on a N3billion libel suit an ex-militant, Eshanekpe Isreal a.k.a General Akpodoro, filed against an aide to the Executive Director of project at the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Jaro Egbo.

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The plaintiff, in his suit marked CV/8042/17, is praying the court to compel the defendant to pay him the sum of N1billion as general damages, as well as another N2bn as special, aggravated and examplary damages for a defamatory publication he said was posted against him on July 21, 2017.

The former Niger Delta agitator told the court that the defendant had on the said date, circulated on a Whatsapp campaign platform that was created for Senator Omo-Agege, “a highly libelous and defamatory” post that he was wanted by security…

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