APPELLATE COURT ORDERS RETRIAL OF LAI MOHAMED OVER DEFAMATION CHARGES.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on July 15, 2022
Court of Appeal orders retrial of Lai Mohammed in the defamation suit filed by Raymond Dokpesi, owner and founder of DAAR Communication Plc.
Justice Abraham Goergewill dismissed the decision of the lower court, which held that Dokpesi did not produce enough evidence, to prove that the words stated by Lai Mohammed were defamatory, where he referred to Dokpesi, as one of the looters of Nigeria’s treasury.
The appellate court held that the decision of the lower court was erroneous.
He, therefore, ordered that the retrial be done by any other Judge, except Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, of the Federal Capital Territory High Court.
Editor: Ifeanyi Mark