The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court docket, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the Executive Secretary of the Nationwide Board for Technical Education( NBTE), Idris Bugaje, to originate his defence in a N1 billion defamation swimsuit introduced against him and the Kaduna Polytechnic.
The possess, Hamza Mu’azu, gave the show, on Monday, after the plaintiff, Bilkisu Sannusi, of the Budget Place of job of the Federation, concluded her testimony.
Mrs Sannusi sued Mr Bugaje, a professor and standard Rector of the Kaduna Polytechnic, and its present rector over their alleged defamatory newsletter against her person.
In line with the plaintiff in the swimsuit marked: FCT/HC/CV/2021, the defendants maliciously described her as “incompetent and injurious” in a newsletter dated April 15, 2019.
She acknowledged that the newsletter became as soon as made and circulated as a “vendetta” against her.
Mrs Sannusi, whereas testifying on Monday, adopted her learn about deposition.
She detailed how the defendants allegedly defamed her in a doc said to were authored and circulated by Mr Bugaje.
Mrs Sannusi’s attorney, Martins Opara, who led her in evidence, furthermore tendered some documents thru the learn about.
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Mrs Sannusi acknowledged that her salary had been stopped for roughly a year now since she elected to sue the defendants and prayed the court to grant all her reliefs, including the N1 billion damages she claimed against the defendants.
The plaintiff became as soon as later inaccurate-examined by a attorney for the defendant, Kamarudeen Umar, who furthermore objected to the tendering of a number of the well-known documents.
Nonetheless, the possess, Mr Mu’azu, at the cessation of the plaintiff’s testimony, ordered the most predominant defendant (Bugaje) to originate his defence on the following date and adjourned the swimsuit except June, 28.
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