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Court awards El-Rufai N10m damages in asset declaration suit

By Saxone Akhaine, Kaduna
03 November 2021   |   4:01 am
A Kaduna High Court has acquitted Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State in the suit filed by Today Publishing Company, publishers of The Union newspaper, over his asset declaration in 2015.

A Kaduna High Court has acquitted Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State in the suit filed by Today Publishing Company, publishers of The Union newspaper, over his asset declaration in 2015.

The court consequently ordered the media outfit to apologise and pay the governor N10 million as damages for defamation.

El-Rufai had approached the court after The Union published that he made false declaration about his assets, in suit number KAD/KDH/285/15.

Justice M.L. Mohammed of the Kaduna High Court, who delivered the judgment on Monday, ordered the defendants to pay the governor N10m as general damages and tender an apology, which must be published in national dailies.

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