Orji's Son Sues Sun Newspaper for N5 Billion
The first son of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chinedu Orji , an
Engineer, has sued the Sun Newspapers owned by the former Governor of the
State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, claiming N5 billion for calling him “a
Briefing journalists yesterday in Umuahia, a member of the legal team for
Orji's son, Chief Chukwunyere Nwabuko, said the libelous publication was
contained “on page 21 of the March 10, 2014 edition of The Sun Newspapers
which read that 'it is not a secret affair as his terrorist activities in
the state are fully documented' “.
The Counsel said the former Governor had been using his media outfit to
publish malicious and libelous articles against Orji and his son who does
not even hold any position in government.
He gave the suit number of the case filled at Abia State High Court
holding at Ohafia as HOH/5/2014, adding that Livy Uzorukwu (SAN) is the
lead counsel of Orji's legal team.
Nwabuko further said that the Presiding Judge, Justice Anthony Chioma, had
already granted an order for the defendant to be served out of
jurisdiction, adding that the matter is coming up for hearing next week,
The three point claims by the claimant include: “The sum of N5,000,000,000
as damages for libel; An unreserved apology to be published in at least
three editions of the Daily Sun Newspapers; and An Order of perpetual
injunction restraining the defendants, their agents, privies, servants and
associates from further writing , printing , and publishing of the said
libelous matter or a similar one against the claimant .
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