IKA WEEKLY WINS N100M LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST HER

Ika Weekly newspaper on Wednesday 31st  October, 2012 won a N100m law suit filed against her by Pastor Joel Nwadei and Pastor Augustine Iruebor. In her well considered judgement, the Judge of the High Court sitting in Asaba, Hon Justice C.O Ogisi, said that the court has reached an irrevocable decision, that the plaintiffs have failed to prove their case and so have failed woefully in their one hundred million naira suit, being damages against Central Books Limited, Publishers of Ika Weekly Newspaper, hence, the suit was dismissed for lack of merit.
                     
Speaking to newsmen after the judgement, counsel to Ika Weekly Newspaper, Comr. Barr. Ifeanyi Aghaolor, of J.K Aghaolor Associates, Boji-Boji, Owanta, praised the judge. He described the judgement as a victory for the community newspaper, its teeming supporters and avid readers. He thanked the publisher, Mr. Ashien Ekiri-Mekiriuwa and staff, for giving J.K. Aghaolor Associates  the opportunity to defend the suit.
                     
According to Comr. Barr. Ifeanyi Williams Agholor � we know there was a lot of pressure on the management to settle out of court but the management took our advice and allowed us to take this matter to its logical conclusion. It is a victory for Ika Weekly newspaper, Ika nation, Delta State, Nigeria in general and Ika Weekly supporters and reader. We urge good people of Ika at home and in diaspora to continue to throw their weight behind and support Ika Weekly.
 
We have contributed our quotas to the sustenance of Ika Weekly and if we were to charge our fees for this job, it would have been up to five million naira (N5m). We will always contribute our quota to make sure that Ika Weekly remains in existence.�
 
Reacting to the judgment, the publisher of Ika Weekly newspapers, Mr. Steve Ekiri-Mekiriuwa Ashien thanked Comr. Barr. Aghaolor and his law firm for a job well done, and the people of Ika nation for their prayers, patronage and support, adding that since the inception of Ika Weekly newspapers, God has been sustaining it, pledging that Ika Weekly will always partner with J.K. Agholor Associate law firm.
                     
Ika Weekly Newspaper was taken to the High Court in Owa-Oyibu, Ika Northeast Local Government Area of Delta State in 2009 over a publication it made on 20th December, 2008 on the above named pastors, claiming for N100m damage. Hon Justice Ogisi, who was the judge at Owa-Oyibu, was later transferred to Asaba by warrant, hence, the case continued at Asaba till judgement was finally given on  Wednesday the 31st of October, 2012.     

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