The son of Abia State governor Theodore Orji, Chinedu Orji, is suing The Sun newspapers for libel.
The newspaper had labelled Orji a terrorist, saying “it is not a secret affair as his terrorist activities in the state are fully documented.”
The libelous claim was allegedly written in page 21 of the March 10, 2014 edition of The Sun Newspapers.
The three-point claims by the plaintiff include, “The sum of N5bn 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.”
The case is up for hearing on 22 September.