I’ve no idea about Lai Mohd’s N500m suit - Me­tuh

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

The Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Me­tuh, said he was not aware of a suit filed against him by Al­haji Lai Mo­hammed, the spokesman of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC).

Me­tuh said media re­ports claimed that Mo­hammed has in­sti­tuted a N500 mil­lion suit at a La­gos State High Court in Ikeja, seek­ing com­pen­sa­tion for al­leged defama­tion of his per­son by him (Me­tuh) in re­sponse to one of Mo­hammed’s state­ments.

A state­ment is­sued yesterday by Richard Ihediwa, the spe­cial as­sis­tant to Me­tuh, said that if in­deed Mo­hammed has in­sti­tuted any case against Me­tuh, it should be made known to Me­tuh by serv­ing him with court pa­pers.

“For the avoid­ance of doubt, this of­fice wishes to state cat­e­gor­i­cally that Chief Olisa Me­tuh or any of his lawyers are not aware of any such suit by Lai Mo­hammed, nor have they been served,” the state­ment said.

“Also, none of the news­pa­pers that car­ried the story pub­lished the said suit. If it is true that any le­gal ac­tion has been in­sti­tuted, it should not be lim­ited to news­pa­per re­ports, un­less it is meant for the media, as Chief Me­tuh is a prom­i­nent Nige­rian whose of­fice and residential ad­dresses are well known.

“Nev­er­the­less, we in­vite Nige­ri­ans to note the re­lent­less at­tempt by APC lead­ers, in­clud­ing Lai Mo­hammed, to threaten, in­tim­i­date, ha­rass and cow Chief Me­tuh into sub­mis­sive op­po­si­tion.”

Olisa Me­tuh, PDP Spokesman

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