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Larry Onuegbu Wins Libel Suit Against Dumebi Kachikwu Over Naeto C’s Porsche Cayenne Wedding Gift

Larry Onuegbu Wins Libel Suit Against Dumebi Kachikwu Over Naeto C’s Porsche Cayenne Wedding Gift

An Abuja High Court has awarded N2 million damages in favour of businessman and owner of Megapoints Automobiles Ltd, Larry Onuegbu after he filed a libel suit against one Dumebi Kachikwu.

According to Onuegbu, he filed the suit after Kachikwu bought a 2012 Porsche Cayenne from him (Onuegbu) and gifted it to rapper Naeto C, on his wedding day in July 2012, but went ahead to say that the car was not brand new.

Onuegbu said that Kachikwu made the allegations after he requested for the payment for the car, which he said was N14 million at the time.

Onuegbu has come out to say that:

  1. He never distributed any money to bloggers or anyone in the media to tarnish the name of Dumebi.
  1. He had never borrowed N20M or any money from Dumebi over the years of knowing him.

Delivering his judgement on January 21, 2016, Justice A.S Umar awarded N2 million as damages to Onuegbu.

Onuegbu had sought for the following reliefs:

  1. The sum of N1, 000, 000, 000. 00 (One Billion Naira) damages including aggravated damages for defamation.
  1. An Order for written apology to the Plaintiffs to be published prominently in a Sunday Thisday Newspaper edition.
  1. An Order of injunction restraining the Defendant whether by himself, his servants, agents or otherwise howsoever from further publishing or causing to be published the aforesaid or similar words defamatory of the Plaintiffs.

Justice Umar’s judgement read in part:

From the foregoing, I therefore find for the Plaintiff’s against the defendant. I hereby grant the following orders:

  1. A written apology to the Plaintiffs to be published prominently in a Sunday Thisday Newspaper edition.
  1. The sum of N2, 000, 000. 00 (Two Million Naira) only to be paid to the Plaintiffs by the Defendant as damages for inconveniences suffered and loss of business.
  1. Injunction restraining the Defendant whether by himself, his servants, agents or otherwise howsoever from further publishing or causing to be published the aforesaid or similar words defamatory of the Plaintiffs.
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