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Ortom Institutes ₦60 Billion Suit Against Akume



Ortom vs Akume

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom at this time instituted the N60 billion go well with in opposition to Minister of Particular Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume on the Makurdi Excessive Court docket.

The go well with No. MHC/268/2021 was filed by Okon N. Efut, SAN and 4 different legal professionals.

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

The writ of summons was backed by 17 paragraph assertion of declare.

Within the assertion of declare, Governor Ortom is looking for a declaration that the textual content of Senator Akume’s press convention on thirtieth August, 2021, in Abuja and the studies in varied nationwide dailies is scandalous, malicious and injurious of his individual.

He complained that the press convention was supposed to decrease his estimation earlier than right-thinking members of the society and to show him to hatred, contempt and mock.

The Governor is looking for perpetual injunction restraining the defendant by himself or by way of any agent, servants or privies from comparable or additional publication of any defamatory assertion in opposition to him.

No date has but been mounted for the case.