N6bn Libel Suit: S’Court excuses Peterside’s allure against Odili
The Supreme Court, on Friday, excused an allure a previous governorship competitor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers state, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, recorded to challenge a N6billion slander suit that was documented against him by a previous legislative leader of the state, Dr. Peter Odili.
The peak court, in a consistent judgment by a five-man board of Justices, held that the allure needed merit.
However the lead decision was ready by Justice Amina Augie, it was anyway conveyed by Justice Adamu Jauro.
It will be reviewed that Odili had in October 2016, organized a suit at the Federal High Court Port-Harcourt, wherein he guaranteed that Peterside who was then the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, stigmatized him through a paper distribution in February 2016, and thus requested N6bn harms as remuneration.
Peterside was claimed to have said in a question and answer session that Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, had during a triumph thanksgiving administration, expressed that Odili helped him (Wike) to get the judgment that gave him (Wike) triumph.
Notwithstanding, Odili portrayed the explanation acknowledged to Peterside as bogus and malignant, demanding that Wike never said that he (Odili) assisted him with getting political decision triumph at the Supreme Court.
Odili had through his group of legal counselors drove by a previous Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Kanu Agabi, SAN, encouraged the court to excuse the allure by Peterside and enter judgment in support of himself.
On his part, insight to the Appellant, Mr. Damian Okoro, implored the zenith court to permit the allure, a solicitation the court declined on Friday.