Following suit no. HCY/12/2019, RAYMOND ISITOR ESQ VS MIRACLE OGOR IFEANYI, Mr. Miracle Ogor Ifeanyi of Ika Times Newspaper, an online newspaper, has been ordered by the High Court of Justice sitting at Owa Oyibu, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, to pay the sum of Thirty Million Naira (#30,000,000) damages to Barr. Raymond Isitor.
The judgment which has been lauded by many was delivered on Tuesday January 17, 2023 by Hon. Justice H.O Akpotowho.
Mr. Miracle was ordered to pay the money following the defamatory publication he made on his Facebook wall against Barr. Isitor sometime in May, 2019.
The defendant was also directed by the court to retract the defamatory content with another video on Facebook, a National Newspaper, and was also restrained from publishing any further defamatory content against the claimant.
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He was further ordered by the court to publish an apology to Barr. Raymond Isitor on a National Newspaper as well as make a video stating that his publication was a falsehood against the reputable lawyer, Barr. Raymond Isitor and also to stay away from his unlawful act.
It is gathered that Miracle Ogor who is said to be based in Germany is allegedly said to have gone into hiding for fear of being apprehended by the appropriate authority.