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Libel: Court Grants Saraki Leave To Serve Notices On 14 Media Organisations Through Substituted Means

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…Adjourns Case Till May 29
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, (THEWILL) – A High Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, has adjourned to May 29 hearing in the libel suit filed by former governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki, against 14 media organisations.

Ruling on a motion exparte dated April 21 and filed on April 22, in which the applicant, Saraki, is seeking , among others , an order to enforce his fundamental human rights and order to serve the respondents notices against the adjourned date, presiding judge, Justice I. A. Yusuf ordered that the applicant could serve the notices through substituted means.

Justice Yusuf also gave an order restraining the respondents from publishing or further publishing or causing or further causing to be published, any further defamatory, embarrassing and degrading publications or video documentary against the applicant.

The order was granted after the court had listened to the submission of counsel to Saraki, A.O. Isau and having considered the affidavit in support of the application sworn by Hasan Busari on behalf of the applicant and the written address in support of the application.

The suit, number KWS/74/2015, which has Senator Saraki as the applicant listed 14 media organisations, including THEWILL as respondents.