An FCT High Court on Tuesday restrained the Edo government from publishing any defamatory materials against a businessman, Capt. Idahosa Okunbo and former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
Justice Suleiman Belgore gave the order following an exparte application filed by Okunbor, the Edo State Attorney-General, and the media aide to the state governor, Crusoe Osagie.
The judge said: “This application upon a calm consideration of the 10-paragraph affidavit and the 9 exhibits attached and the arguments of counsel both orally and written is hereby granted as prayed.”
He then adjourned the hearing of the motion on notice till August 18.
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The plaintiff, through his counsel, Mr. Adedayo Adeshina, filed the motion, marked M/9010/20.
He also prayed for an interim order restraining the Edo State government whether acting through the 1st defendant or 2nd and their representatives or any other person howsoever described “from publishing or circulating defamatory publication against the duo.”