PETER OLABISI IGE, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment):
This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Imo State of Nigeria delivered by Hon. Justice IJEOMA AGUGUA at OKIGWE Division on 7th day of May, 2009.
The Respondents as Plaintiffs had by their writ of summons issued out of t said court on 26th day of March, 2008 claimed against the Appellants as Defendants the following reliefs:
âA. Two Millioln Naira (N2,000,000) for defamation of Plaintiffsâ Character.
B. Perpetual Injunction restraining the Defendants from further defamation of Plaintiffsââ Character.â
Pleadings were exchanged and the action proceeded to trial after which the Learned trial Judge gave considered judgment in favour of the Respondents to this appeal. The Learned trial Judge held among others as follows:
âHowever plaintiff said his father was a warrant chief in 1918 and he was contesting the chieftaincy stool. Defendants did not deny that the chieftaincy stood was being contest4ed. As a …