GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI, J.C.A., (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the High Court of Edo State sitting at Ubiaja delivered on the 25th of September, 2006.
The Appellant who was the plaintiff in the lower court claimed as in his paragraph 22 of his amended statement of claim on which the case was fought reads as follows and I quote.
'22. Wherefore the Plaintiff claims against the Defendants jointly and or severally:-
(a) N50,000,000.00 (Fifty million naira) against the Defendants jointly and or severally in that on or about the 29th day of July, 2003 the Defendant falsely and maliciously wrote and published to 1. The President and Commander in Chief of Armed Force of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun, through the Head of Civil Service, Federal Ministry of Establishment, Abuja. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja. Copying His Excellency, Chief Atiku Abubakar The Vice President, Abuja. The Chairman, Independ…