NAHCON Chairman Files N100million Defamation Suit Against Garba Wala
The Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barr Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammed has instituted a case of defamation against Ibrahim Garba Wala for maliciously and baselessly accused him (NAHCON Chairman) of ‘coveting not less than N3 Billion naira for himself” during the just concluded hajj.
In a suit filed at Federal High Court Abuja (Court 29) by his Solicitor, Yusuf Dankofa a Professor of Law, Mr Abdullahi Mukhtar is asking the court to order the defendant to (1) Pay him the sum of N100,000:00 (one hundred million naira) being general damages suffered by the plaintiff arising from the Defamation of the character and reputation of the plaintiff by the defendant” (2) “An order of this Honourable Court directing the defendant to tender an unequivocal apology to the Plaintiff for the Defamatory statements contained in the publication in a reputable Daily Newspaper”(3) An order of this Honourable Court directing the Defendant to render a retraction on the Defamatory Statement made by the Defendant in the same medium.
The defendant (IG wala) was alleged to have maliciously published in his facebook platform in which he defamed the Chairman by stating that “Corruption in Hajj Commission! Official documents made available to CATBAN reveals that the Chairman of NAHCON after the 2017 Hajj operations made not less than N3,000,000.00 for himself”
According to the writ of summon made available to this medium, “the Defendant is the promoter of Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN) domiciled in Abuja FCT.
The case has been slated for hearing on 4th of December 2017.