Apostle Suleman Finally Drags Halima Abubakar To Court For N1bn

Apostle Johnson Suleman has finally fulfilled his threat to actress Halima Abubakar and dragged her to court for defamation. He is seeking N1bn in damages.

The preacher, through his legal representatives, Ephesus Lex Attorneys & Solicitors, brought Ms Abubakar before Justice. J. Enobie Obanor of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in the Abuja Judicial Division.

The court case commences on the 25th of March.

In 2022, the Apostle filed a writ against the actress seeking several reliefs against her.

Halima was given three days to back down and retract her claims that Apostle Suleman was behind a mysterious ailment that has been plaguing her for years.

She had also accused Suleman of having an affair with her and reneging on his promise to marry her.

In his cease and desist letter, he accused Abubakar of publishing malicious, defamatory, and demeaning statements about him on several microblog sites, chiefly Gistlover.

Apostle Suleman Sues Halima Abubakar

Suleman sues Halima Abubakar

Following a lack of redress from the actress, Apostle Suleman has dragged Halima Abubakar to court with their showdown set to commence in March.

The pastor’s lawyer, Rodney Adzuanaga, told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that rather than honour the clerics initial cease and desist notice, the actress boasted that she was willing to meet in court.

We then filed our process and got an order from the court to continue with the proceedings. As it stands, she has been served. Since we don’t know her address here in Abuja, we decided to send her the notice through the Daily Trust newspaper.

“Whether she comes to court or not is not our business. We have to prove our case, and the court will take it from there. What I do know is that she has been served,” he said.

Mr Suleman is asking the court for an order directing the defendant to publish a retraction of her defamatory statements posted on her Instagram handle @Halimabubakar and on several online blogs and newspapers.

He is also asking for an order compelling her to pay for the deleting of all links and reportage of the said defamatory comments on all platforms on the internet.

Other demands include the sum of N1 billion as aggravated and exemplary damages for libel, an order of perpetual injunction restraining her, her agents or servants or otherwise from further publishing or causing to be published the said or similar statements defamatory of the claimant.

In addition, he is also asking for an order directing Ms Abubakar to pay the sum of N20 million, the legal fee paid to the counsel handling this suit.

Source: Nigeriabombshell.com/ Various

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