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MFM Files Fresh N2bn Suit Against Sahara Reporters




The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire & Miracles  Ministries (MFM) Dr. D.K. Olukoya has filed a N2 billion suit against Sahara Reporters Publisher, Mr. Omoyele Sowore for defamation of character.

 Sahara Reporters Incorporation and  Objective Media Group Limited were listed as the 2nd and 3rd defendants in a law suit that was filed before the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Uyo.

Sowore was accused of consistently publishing contents that are defamatory to MFM founder, Olukoya and the clergyman wants N2 billion in damages against the presidential aspirant for alleged aggravated libel and have also requested that the court order Sowore and his media outfits to remove each of the offending posts from the internet.

In addition, the church are also praying for a court order directing Sowore to tender written apology and retraction in form and content acceptable to the claimants and published in Sahara Reporters online news media and other platforms, including TIME International.

In addition, the clergyman is asking the court to issiue an order of  perpetual injunction restraining the defendants by themselves, his agents, servants, privies or other persons howsoever called or described, from further making, publishing and/or disseminating libellous stories and statements against the claimants or any one of them.

In the court papers, the clergyman alleged that Sowore and Sahara Reporters on September 4th, 2018, made and posted a video recording of Sowore addressing a crowd of his purported political supporters on their respective Facebook pages under the heading “Breaking! Sowore Reveals Why MFM General Overseer Daniel Olukoya Is After Him, as He Arrives Lagos”. The video was published after the clergyman had filed a seperate suit against Sowore and Sahara reporters.

In the said video, Sowore was alleged to have falsely and maliciously said to have spoken and published against the the clergyman and his church the following words inter alia namely: “On Olukoya, very important because this is the latest that happened. I have done reporting on many cabals and you know in this country there are religious cabals, political cabals, traditional cabals and family cabals so I touched all of them not only Olukoya.  Remember the one that was sleeping with a prostitute in Canada… It was then that he then  went and looked for a Judge in Uyo. Imagine a man of God that is on Lagos – Ibadan Expressway now going to look for a judge in a case that doesn’t even involve them. My suspicion is that they found a judge who is probably a member of their Church who said that he will teach Sowore a lesson. That is not going to happen…”

No date has been fixed for hearing on the N2 billion libel suit.

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