Nigerian billionaire, Prince Ned Nwoko has sued online publisher Azuka Jebose Molokwu for N2billion over slander of character.
This is contained in a writ of request acquired from Effurun High Court, Delta
State in the interest of Nwoko by his insight, Ikhide Ehighelua and Co dated
July 13, 2020.
Also joined in the suit No. EHC 99 as the second defendant is Prince Chukwunonso
Nwoko identified as the employer and sponsor of the first defendant, Jebose, a
native of Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State,
resident in the United States of America.
According to the suit, both defendants made highly defamatory publications in
several online blogs and other social media platforms “calculated to reduce the
estimation of the claimant” and damage his reputation in the public.
It stated that the malicious publications had continued unabated against the
plaintiff in spite of warnings by his solicitors to the defendants.
Counsel to Nwoko also stated that the first defendant defiantly came out openly on the
social media that the cautions would not be a deterrent to his defamatory
publications, prompting the legal action.
The claimant had also sought in his favour, before the court a “public apology to be
published by the defendants in at least two national daily newspapers circulating in
Nigeria and social media platforms” as well as an order of perpetual injunction
restraining the defendants from making any further defamatory publications against him.