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Obanikoro sues Sahara Reporters, Premium Times

2015-02-12 15:46
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Lagos - Former Minister of State for Defence,  Musiliu Obanikoro, has gone to court to seek redress over a case of defamation of character by online newspapers, Sahara Reporters and Premium Times, reports NewsDay.

Punch Newspapers, Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Festus Owete, General Editor at Premium Times were also joined in the suit.

Also read: Ekiti Governorship Election: Fayose, Obanikoro, Omisore implicated

In a suit filed at the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, Obanikoro sued the defendants for damages to the tune of N1 billion.

Obanikoro in the suit is seeking among others an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from publishing or causing to be published either directly or indirectly, defamatory, damaging, offensive or degrading statements, articles and/or materials against the claimant.

Read more at NewsDay.

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Read more on: musiliu obanikoro  |  ekiti state  |  ekiti polls

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