AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant as plaintiff before the High Court of Rivers State instituted an action against the Respondent who were the Defendant vide a writ of Summons and Statement of Claim filed on the 30th day of March, 2012, upon the following Claims:
(a) A Declaration that the Defendants petition against the claimant are deceitful, malicious, unwarranted, and negligently executed with intention to spread falsehood, and damage the person and character of the claimant;
(b) An Order of Perpetual Injunction restraining the Defendant from raising further petition built on falsehood against the claimant and/or further defamation of character and person of the claimant.
(c) The sum of N500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira) only being and representing adequate compensation against the defendant for the malicious falsehood against the claimant, and the defamation of the person and character of the claimant.
Upon the order of the lowe…