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Pious Anyim Goes To Court, Demands N2 Billion From Ojougboh, Frank For Libel Over Centenary City Project

Immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (DGF), Senator Anyim Pious Anyim has filed two separate suits against the National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP (South-South), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh and the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank before an Abuja High Court for alleged libellous statements published against him.
Amyim is claiming the sum of N1 Billion from each of the defendants, representing general, aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages over embarrassment, public odium, derision, ridicule, oblique, mental agony, psychological trauma which the publications had caused him.
The alleged libellous statements related to the award of contracts for the Centenary City Project.
The plaintiff, in two separate writs of summon issued through his counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN),‎ is also asking the court that the separate  publications credited to Ojougboh and Frank in some national dailies of July 13 and 15 respectively concerning his person and integrity are false, unfounded and libellous.
The plaintiff further submitted that the publication was injurious to his reputation in his personal credit and characters, and official capacities as former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the former Senate President.
He submitted that the defendants maliciously concocted the story to mislead the public and the anti corruption agencies with a view to clamp down on the Centenary City Project and destroy the public investment and faith in the project. [myad]

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