Court Rules On Awuse Family N50m Libel Suit


A Lagos High Court sitting at Court 7, under Hon. Justice K.O Alogba on Friday 22  October, 2010 delivered judgement on the N50 million libel suit between two members  of the Awuse family in Onigbongbo, Lagos State.

According to the suit, the applicants were asking for the court among others to pay  N50 million damages or exemplary damages for libel extensively set out in public  notice and circulated by the defendants to the general public of Onigbongbo  Community of Lagos State.

Giving his judgement, the Hon. Justice K.O Alogbo ignored the plea and instead asked  the applicants to give account of all the lands sold so far, especially lands that  are jointly owned by the defendants on or before 14 days of the judgement.

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Following this judgemnet, all the request sought by the applicants, Alhaji Lateef  kadiri and seven others were ignored.

Justice Alogba’s judgment was delivered in the protracted court battle which started  in 2007.

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