Monday, December 22, 2014

Ihejirika Demands 100bn Naira In Suit Against Australian Hostage Negotiator.

The Immediate Past Chief Army Staff in Nigeria, Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, has sued an Australian hostage negotiator, Mr Stephen Davies, who accused him of sponsoring Boko Haram Insurgency in the north eastern part of Nigeria. In a libel suit filed at the Abuja High Court by his team of lawyers, General Ihejirika is demanding for 100 billion Naira as aggravated damages for defamation.

The Retired General who left military service in January 2014 said he has "suffered grievous wrong and has been exposed to scandal, ridicule, humiliation, character assassination, credit and reputation brought into disrepute, both within and outside the country, as a result of the libelous statement in question".

General Ihejirika is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining Davis or his agents from further making defamatory comments about him. He also seeks, an order compelling Mr Davies to publish forthwith a dull and unqualified retraction and apology conspicuously in the front page of a daily newspaper to assuage the plaintiff for the said false malicious and libelous publication.

Meanwhile, he has secured an order of court to serve the process to Mr Davis, who lives in Perth, Australia, with the court's processes. Mr Davis was assisting the Nigerian government negotiate with the Boko Haram sect to secure the release of some over 200 girls abducted by the terrorist group in April.

Source: ChannelTV

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