August 14, 2018

Absence of judge stalls Ateke Tom’s N1b suit against APC chieftains (SUN)

Absence of judge stalls Ateke Tom’s N1b suit against APC chieftains (SUN)

The N1 billion defamation suit filed by the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom,  King Ateke Tom, against eight chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State, on Wednesday, suffered another setback due to the absence of the trial judge in court.

The monarch had slammed the suit against the Chairman of APC in the state, Chief Davies Ikanya,   deputy governorship candidate of the APC in the 2015 election, Asita O.  Asita, Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Sampson Ngerigbar and others,  for describing him as a criminal and cultist during their pro-Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) rally in Port Harcourt.

The defendants in suit number PHC/345/2018 at the State High Court, were alleged to be evading service, but the trial judge, Justice Constance Green, had ordered  Ateke’s counsel, Mr. Granville Abibo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and court bailiffs for a substituted service on the APC stalwarts. Read more

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