Gov Wike Arrives Court To Testify In N7bn Libel Suit Against THISDAY
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday appeared before the State High Court in Port Harcourt, to testify as a witness in a N7 billion libel suit against THISDAY Newspaper.
Governor Wike, said he was in court to seek justice and clear his name as a person from an alleged malicious publication by THISDAY Newspaper.
He claimed the paper portrayed him as deceitful, untrustworthy person, who exerts subterranean influences on judicial matters and over court sittings in Port Harcourt.
Wike had in August 2020 filed a N7 Billion suit against THISDAY’s Tuesday, June 23, 2020 edition captioned, “With Wike, Obaseki Meets His PDP’S Waterloo; Almost.”
The defendants in the suit are THISDAY Newspapers Limited, Leaders and Company Limited, Davidson Iriekpan, Chuks Okocha and Adibe Emenyonu.
Wike told Justice A. Enebeli, asserted that the defendants maliciously and falsely portrayed him as an unreliable friend/person.
“When you say somebody cannot be trusted; that cannot be a fair comment. When you say somebody is influencing the judiciary, that cannot be a fair comment.”