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