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HIGH CHIEF BASHIRU S. OLAJOGUN (OSOLO) & ORS v. CHIEF JIMOH OSHO AGORO

(2014) JELR 36295 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/290/2009  •  11 Jul 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
M. B. DONGBAN-MENSEM JCA; HARUNA SIMON TSAMMANI JCA; MUDASHIRU N. ONIYANGI JCA;

Judgement

MUDASHIRU N. ONIYANGI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): At the High Court of Ogun State the plaintiff who is the Respondent in this appeal claimed against the defendants/appellants jointly and severally as follows:

(a) The sum of N50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira) being aggravated and exemplary damages for libel published of and concerning the plaintiff by the defendants in the letter to Chief (Mrs) Salmot Badiru, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State and to other persons dated the 28th day of September, 2004.

(b) An order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants their agents, servants and privies from further publishing the libel complained of or any similar libel or other libelous matter whatsoever of and concerning the plaintiffs.

Pleadings were exchanged and settled.

The summary of the plaintiffs' case as can be garnered from the record is that he was installed as Aare of Gan-un and that his installation was published in the Daily Sketch of 20th September 1977 (Se…

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