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Looters’ list: Court restrains Fed Govt from further mention of Secondus

SecondusA RIVERS State High Court in Port Harcourt has restrained the Federal Government from further mentioning the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, in the looters’ list published by the government.
The Chief Judge of Rivers, Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra, who gave the order on Monday, also ordered that the hearing notice be served on the respondents by the plaintiff.
The order followed a motion brought by Secondus seeking an interlocutory injunction against further publication of his name on the list.
Secondus is suing the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Federal Government and Vintage Press for alleged libel.
He is asking the court to award him N1.5 billion damages for the alleged libel.
He said listing him as a looter, who collected N200 million on February 19, 2015, from the Office of the National Security Adviser was libellous.
The PDP chairman’s counsel, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), said the judge could hear the suit because his client was defamed by the publication.
The respondents were not present in court and the judge adjourned the matter until April 28.


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