Libel: Gani Adams, The News to Pay N100m Damages

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Alex Enumah in Abuja

An Abuja High Court on Thursday ruled that a factional leader of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC), Gani Adams, is to pay the sum of N100m as damages in a libel suit filed against him.

Founder/leader of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, had in 2013 slammed an N11 billion suit against the Independent Communications Network Limited (Publishers of PM News and the News Magazine) and the factional leader of the OPC, Gani Adams for defamatory and libelous publication against him in the News Magazine.

Delivering judgment on the matter, Justice Sunday Aladetoyinbo held that the comments contained in the interview granted by Gani Adams and published in the August 26, 2013 edition of the News Magazine was defamatory and libelous of the plaintiff.

Consequently, the court awarded N100 million damages against Gani Adams and the publishers of the News Magazine, as exemplary damages for the defamatory publication.

Further details later