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Abia state Governor's son sues Sun newspaper for N5b: Nigeria

Chinedu Orji, the first son of the Governor of Abia state, Theodore Orji, dragged the Sun newspapers limited owned by his father's predecessor, Orji Uzor Kalu, before an Abia state High Court claiming N5 billion damages over alleged libelous publication by the paper on March 10, 2014, where he was called as a terrorist.

Briefing newsmen yesterday September 11th in Umuahia the state capital, a member of his legal team, Chief Chukwunyere Nwabuko said former Governor Uzor Kalu had been using his media platform to publish libelous articles against the Governor and his son who he says does not hold any political position in his father's cabinet.

The suit with case number HOH/2014 has a three-point claim which includes
“The sum of N5 billion 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 libellous matter or a similar one against the claimant.” A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Livy Uzorukwu, has been employed to be the lead council of Orji’s legal team.

The newspaper had in the said publication in bits written "it is not a secret affair as his terrorist activities in the state are fully documented".

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