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A. C. AGONSI v. CHIEF DON OKWU

(2016) JELR 40962 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/OW/284/2012  •  26 May 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO JCA; PETER OLABISI IGE JCA; FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO JCA;

Judgement

FREDERICK OZIAKPONO OHO, JCA: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): In Suit No: HOG/68/2007 the Plaintiff's Statement of Claim at Paragraphs 9(1), (i) was endorsed with the Plaintiff's Claims as follows:

"Plaintiff further claims that the publication of the unfounded and sweeping allegations, words or expressions of fraud, wickedness, dishonesty, immorality, self enrichment and or outright stealing, of and concerning him, he (Plaintiff) has been greatly injured in his character, repute and estimation in the eyes of right thinking people of the world in that the Plaintiff has been exposed to public ridicule, reproach, opprobrium, odium and contempt and these defamatory words and expressions have no doubt embarrassed not only the Plaintiff but members of his family, friends and business associates irredeemably.

1. WHEREFORE the Plaintiff claims against the Defendant as follows;

(i) The sum of Fifty Million (₦50,000,000.00) Naira being general damages for libel contained in the Defendant's let…

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