In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, July, 2020

Billionaire, Ned Nwoko Reacts After Journalist Accused Him Of Belonging To A Cult Group

Billionaire, Ned Nwoko Reacts After Journalist Accused Him Of Belonging To A Cult Group

Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko


Billionaire businessman and philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko has instituted a N2billion damages for defamation of character lawsuit towards journalist and on-line writer, Azuka Jebose Molokwu.


This comes after the journalist accused the businessman of belonging to a cult group.


That is contained in a writ of summons obtained from Effurun Excessive Court docket, Delta State on behalf of Nwoko by his counsel, Ikhide Ehighelua and Co dated July 13, 2020.


Additionally joined within the go well with No. EHC 99 because the second defendant is Prince Chukwunonso Nwoko recognized because the employer and sponsor of the primary defendant, Jebose, a local of Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha North Native Authorities Space of Delta State, resident in the USA of America.


Based on the go well with, each defendants made extremely defamatory publications in a number of on-line blogs and different social media platforms “calculated to cut back the estimation of the claimant” and harm his popularity within the public.


It acknowledged that the malicious publications had continued unabated towards the plaintiff despite warnings by his solicitors to the defendants.


Counsel to Nwoko additionally acknowledged that the primary defendant defiantly got here out overtly on the social media that the cautions wouldn’t be a deterrent to his defamatory publications, prompting the authorized motion.


The claimant had additionally sought in his favour, earlier than the courtroom a “public apology to be printed by the defendants in at the very least two nationwide every day newspapers circulating in Nigeria and social media platforms” in addition to an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from making any additional defamatory publications towards him.

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