Court okays accelerated hearing in libel suit against three Edo PDP factional members –

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has ordered an accelerated hearing in a N5 billion libel suit field against three factional members of the Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Justice Idris gave the order following an application by counsel for the claimant, Musa Isiaka.

Senator Yisa Braimoh, in the suit marked: FCT/HC/CV/1025/2022, is suing Omobumhe Bobmanuel Umaru (aka Jesus Army), Osilame Okuofu and Boniface Pascal Ugbome as 1st to 3rd defendants respectively.

When the case came up for neither mention, the 1st and 3rd defendants were represented by Johnson Bolade while the 2nd defendant (Okuofu) was neither in court nor represented by counsel.

Justice Kutigi then adjourned proceedings until October 27 for the claimant (Braimoh) to effect service of court documents on Okuofu.

In the originating summons dated March 29 and filed by Isiaka, Braimoh, who represented Edo North Senatorial District at the 6th Senate, is seeking a perpetual restraining…

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