Abia Governor Orji’s Son Sues Sun Newspaper For N5 Billion

Abia Governor Orji’s Son Sues Sun Newspaper For N5 Billion

By News Desk | The Trent on September 11, 2014
Senator Theodore Orji, former Governor of Abia State
Senator Theodore Orji, former Governor of Abia State and Senator representing Umuahia North Senatorial District

First son of Abia state governor Theodore Orji, Chinedu Orji has sued the Sun Newspaper, claiming N5 billion for calling him a terrorist.

While speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, a member of Orji’s legal team, Chukwunvere Nwabuko said the media house, which incidentally is owned by former governor the state, Orji Uzor Kalu on Monday, March 10, 2014 published an article which contained a statement to the effect  ”it is not a secret affair as his terrorist activities in the state are fully documented” on page 21 of the paper.

Nwabuko further accused the former governor of taking advantage of his media house to publish malicious and libelous articles against the incumbent governor and his client who does not even hold any government position.

He gave the suit number of the case as HOH/5/2014 and was filed at the Abia State High Court holding at Ohafia. He also gave the name as Engr. Orji’s lead counsel as Livy Uzorukwu (SAN).

In addition, Nwabuko stated that the presiding judge, Justice Anthony Chioma, had already granted an order for the defendant to be served out of jurisdiction.

The claimant also made a 3 point clame which includes:

* The sum of N5,000,000,000 as damages for libel

* An unreserved apology to be published in at least three editions of the Daily Sun Newspapers
*  An Order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their agents, privies, servants and associates from further writing , printing , and publishing of the said libelous matter or a similar one against the claimant
The case is up for hearing on Monday, September 22, 2014.


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