Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, has sued the Daily Sun Newspapers for N1 billion over an alleged defamatory story published against him.
According to the statement of claim filed at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja through Festus Keyamo, his counsel, the plaintiff is claiming the sum of N1 billion “being damages for the words published of and concerning the plaintiff which are libelous by direct reference and innuendos contained at the front page and page 6 of the Daily Sun of 8th October, 2015 titled ‘N1TRN LOOTED FUNDS: LAMORDE, EFCC BOSS, IN SOUP’ and further elaborated upon at page 6 of the said publication.”
The plaintiff also demands a retraction of the story and an unreserved apology by the defendant for the publication to be published with the same bold print and on the same front page as the headline complained of.
The plaintiff is further seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the newspaper organisation, agents, privies or servants from further “publishing any libellous, injurious or defamatory words against the plaintiff.”
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