Court Awards Kalu Orji N10m

Court Awards Kalu Orji N10m

Former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu has been awarded N10 million damages by an Abuja High Court over a libellous publication alleging his involvement in kidnapping in the state in 2010.

Kalu had sued the Ibadan-based Tabloid publishers, Extra Publications Company Ltd and three others through his counsel Francis Mgboh following a report: “Kalu is Kidnap Kingpin- Abia Govt” on October 10, 2010.

In his judgement Wednesday, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi, restrained the tabloid from further publishing such materials and ordered a written apology to Kalu.

Kalu had sued the Ibadan-based Tabloid publishers, Extra Publications Company Ltd and three others through his counsel Francis Mgboh following a report: “Kalu is Kidnap Kingpin- Abia Govt” on October 10, 2010.

In his judgement Wednesday, Justice Lawal Hassan Gummi, restrained the tabloid from further publishing such materials and ordered a written apology to Kalu.

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