Ekong v. Otop & 2 Ors.

As a result of an altercation between clans, the respondents wrote a petition to their Clan Head to provide a resolution. The appellant was referred to in the petition as the leader of the agents of opposing clan who inflicted matchet cuts on members of the respondents’ clan. The appellant instituted an action against the respondents at the High Court of Cross River State, alleging that the respondents falsely and maliciously published defamatory statements about him. The appellant sought damages and an order directing the respondents to write an apology and a retraction of the libelous statements.

2014 10 CLRN 28
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