Otti Slams N50 Billion Damage Suit Against Abia Commissioner, Online Publisher

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Otti Slams N50 Billion Damage Suit Against Abia Commissioner, Online Publisher
Dr. Alex Otti

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Abia State Governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has filed a Suit at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, against the Commissioner for Information, Abia State, Eze Chikamnnayo and Publisher of Abia Pulse News Online, Ugochukwu Nwankwo for alleged defamatory and libelous publication against him in a publication titled “Enough of Otti’s Nonsense”

The Suit which was filed by Seasons Law Firm, Abuja, is seeking the following reliefs:

1. An Order of the Honorable Court compelling the Defendants to publish an apology to the Claimant in a full page of The Guardian Newspaper and This Day Newspaper retracting the defamatory statements contained in the article titled “Enough of Otti’s Nonsense”.

2. An Order of the Honorable Court compelling the Defendants to publish an apology to the Claimant on the Abia Pulse News Online website – www.abiapulse.com – retracting the defamatory statements contained in the article titled “Enough of Otti’s Nonsense” and accord the apology the same level of prominence as the article titled “Enough of Otti’s Nonsense”.

3. An Order of the Court compelling the Defendants jointly and severally to pay general damages of N50,000,000,000 for damage done to the reputation of the Claimant by the publication of the false, malicious and defamatory statements contained in the article titled “Enough of Otti’s Nonsense”.

The alleged libelous publication which Dr. Otti posits is not only false in its entirety, but
also malicious as it intended to malign, ridicule and reduce his estimation in the minds of right thinking members of the public.

Dr. Otti said he has worked assiduously all his life to reach the eminent status which he has attained nationally and globally, and, is asking the Court for a retraction of the publication and an apology by the Defendants, in addition to exemplary damages, to mitigate the damage done to his reputation by the said publication.

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