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MR. JIMOH ADENIYI OLORUNWA v. MR. STEPHEN AKINDUN

(2016) JELR 36805 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/EK/48/2014  •  18 Apr 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
AHMAD OLAREWAJU BELGORE JCA; AYOBODE OLUJIMI LOKULO-SODIPE JCA; FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI JCA;

Judgement

FATIMA OMORO AKINBAMI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an Appeal against the decision of the Ekiti State High Court, Ado-Ekiti Division, delivered on 21st day of March, 2014 in Suit No. HIJ/15/2008 per C.I Akintayo J.

In the statement of claim dated 31st day of October, 2008, the Respondent, as the plaintiff before the Lower Court claimed the following reliefs:-

(1) Ten Million Naira (N10,000,000) being general damages for defamation committed by the Defendant against the Plaintiff herein, that sometimes in year 2007, at the motor garage, Iloro-Ekiti, Ekiti State within the jurisdiction of this Court.

The Defendant alleged that the plaintiff administered abortion pills/drugs on one Mrs. Janet Adeniyi then his wife, and that Plaintiff also committed adultery with the said Mrs. Janet Adeniyi consequent upon which the drugs/pills terminated the pregnancy which the said Mrs. Janet Adeniyi had for defendant herein who was then her husband. These defamatory statements caused …

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