The first son of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chinedu Orji , an Engineer, has sued the Sun Newspapers owned by the former Governor of the State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, claiming N5 billion for calling him “a terrorist.”
Briefing journalists yesterday in Umuahia, a member of the legal team for Orji’s son, Chief Chukwunyere Nwabuko, said the libelous publication was contained “on page 21 of the March 10, 2014 edition of The Sun Newspapers which read that ‘it is not a secret affair as his terrorist activities in the state are fully documented’ “.
The Counsel said the former Governor had been using his media outfit to publish malicious and libelous articles against Orji and his son who does not even hold any position in government.
He gave the suit number of the case filled at Abia State High Court holding at Ohafia as HOH/5/2014, adding that Livy Uzorukwu (SAN) is the lead counsel of Orji’s legal team.
Nwabuko further said that the Presiding Judge, Justice Anthony Chioma, had already granted an order for the defendant to be served out of jurisdiction, adding that the matter is coming up for hearing next week, September, 22.
The three point claims by the claimant include: “The sum of N5,000,000,000 as damages for libel; An unreserved apology to be published in at least three editions of the Daily Sun Newspapers; and An Order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants, their agents, privies, servants and associates from further writing , printing , and publishing of the said libelous matter or a similar one against the claimant .