EFCC boss, Ibrahim Lamorde slams N1bn libel suit on SUN Newspapers

0
604
Ibrahim Lamorde
Ibrahim Lamorde

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde has filed a N1 billion libel suit against SUN Newspaper.

Lamorde’s suit filed on his behalf by Festus Keyamo at the Federal High Court, Abuja is based on a story by The SUN Newspaper alleging that the anti-graft agency boss is being investigated over allegations of diversion of over N1 trillion from the sale of confiscated properties belonging to convicted public officials including former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyesiegha and former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun, among many others.

The court papers, obtained by New Mail alleged that the “words published of and concerning the Plaintiff which are libelous by direct reference and innuendos contained at the front page and page 6 of the Daily Sun of 8th October, 2015 titled ‘N1TRN LOOTED FUNDS: LAMORDE, EFCC BOSS, IN SOUP’ and further elaborated upon at page 6 of the said publication.

The court document demand a “retraction and an unreserved apology by the Defendant for the words published of and concerning the Plaintiff which are libelous and contained at the front page and page 6 of the Daily Sun of 8th October, 2015 titled ‘N1TRN LOOTED FUNDS: LAMORDE, EFCC BOSS, IN SOUP’ and further elaborated upon at page 6 of the said publication and to be published with the same bold print and on the same front page as the headline complained of.”

The document is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction “restraining the Defendant whether by itself, its agents, privies or servants from further publishing or causing to be published any libelous, injurious or defamatory words against the Plaintiff.”

See the court documents

IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (2)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (2)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (3)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (3)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (4)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (4)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (5)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (5)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (6)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (6)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (7)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (7)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (8)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (8)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (9)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (9)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (10)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (10)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (11)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (11)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (12)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (12)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (13)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (13)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (14)
IBRAHIM LAMORDE Court papers (14)

Follow Us

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.