Court Adjourns Hearing In Magu, Sun Newspaper Suit Till February
A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, Thursday, adjourned till February 28, 2019, further proceedings of the libel suit between Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Sun Newspaper, over a series of publications which the anti-graft boss described as libellous and injurious to his character.
At the resumed hearing of the matter before Justice Doris Okuwobi, Mr. Magu, who was under cross-examination by the respondent’s counsel, Charles Enwelunta, claimed before the court that he had only one house in the Karo area of Abuja as against the publication.
Magu dismissed as false the publication of March 25, 2017, titled ‘Magu under fresh probe,’ which claimed that two houses located in a highbrow area in Maitama, Abuja were traced to his wife and that he was under discreet investigation by the DSS.
“My wife is a civil servant. We only have one house sold to us in Karo, Abuja. The publication is completely untrue.
“I want to tell you the damage it has done to me. It was not done to me alone, it has gone down my lineage, the entire family, and it has done so much wrong. It has done so much damage.”
In the suit, Magu claimed N5bn damages and also demanded that The Sun Newspapers publish an apology and retract the alleged libellous publications.