DEFAMATION: Big Trouble As Lawyer Of International Repute Drags Online Publisher To Court, Demands N2 Billion

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A former House of Representatives member and Philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko, has dragged an online publisher, Azuka Jebose Molokwu to court, claiming N2 billion damages for defamation of character.Ā 

This is contained in a writ of summons obtained from Effurun High Court, Delta State on behalf of Ned Nwoko by his counsel, Ikhide Ehighelua Esq. and co dated 13th July, 2020.

Also joined in the suit No. EHC 99 as second defendant is Prince Chukwunonso Nwoko, identified as the employer and sponsor of the first defendant, Jebose, a native of Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha north local government area of Delta State who resides in the United States of America.

According to the suit, both defendants madeĀ  highly defamatory publications in several online blogs and other social media platforms ā€calculated to reduce the estimation of the claimantā€ and denigrate his reputation before right thinking members of the public.

It stated that the malicious publications had continued unabated against the plaintiff in spite of warnings by his solicitors to the defendants.Ā 

Counsel to Ned Nwoko also stated that the first defendant defiantly came out openly on the social media that the cautions would not be a deterrent to his defamatory publications, prompting the legal action.Ā 

The claimant had also sought in his favour, before the court a ā€œpublic apology to be published by the defendants in at least two national daily newspapers circulating in Nigeria and social media platformsā€ as well as an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from making any further defamatory publications against him.

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