Former Abia Governor’s aide in Trouble, sued for N500m over libel
The Former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Abia State, Chief Ume Kalu, SAN, has slammed N500 million libel suit against ex-Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief Don Ubani.
The former Attorney General who served under former Governor Ikpeazu and former Governor T. A. Orji, but now a chieftain of the Labour Party, accused Ubani of tarnishing his image.
The suit dated July 10, and marked FCT/HC/CV/6777/2023, was filed at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Chief Kalu, among other things, demanded N500 million damages; and unreserved apologies which must be published on two major daily newspapers and on his social media handle
Ubani who was also a former Commissioner for Information in the state, had on June 14, published the said libelous article titled:” What a demeaning unprofessional conduct by Ume Kalu, SAN”, on his Facebook page.