newspaper has won a N50 million law suit filed against it in 2012 at the
Federal High court, Agbor, by the immediate past chairman of National Union of
Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ika South branch, Comrade Amechi Igunmbor. Ika
Weekly was joined in the suit as second defendant, while the first defendant
was Hon. Nick Owah, former Peoples Democratic Party PDP publicity secretary in
Ika South Local Government Area.
Comrade Igumbor included Ika
Weekly and its editor, Augustine Ekamagule in the suit because according him it
published a libelous report on him through an interview granted it by Hon. Owa.
Although Comrade Igumbor’s name was not mentioned in the said publication, he
alleged that his image and character were maligned and defamed by it Delivering
his judgment on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Hon. Justice D.C Maidoh of the
Agbor High Court dismissed the case for
lack of merit.
Reacking, Counsel to Ika Weekly,
and principal partner, J.K. Agholor Associates, Comrade Ifeanyi Agholor, Esq,
commended the judgment, describing it as a good one.
On his part, the publisher, Ika
Weekly newspaper, Mr. Steve Ekiri- Mekiriwa Ashien while reacting to the
judgment expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for the victory, He thanked
Comrade Ifeanyi Agholor, Esq, for a job well done and also for the selfless service
he has been rendering to Ika Weekly newspaper over the years.
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