APC FORMER CHAIRMAN, ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE SOUGHT FOR OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT WITH BENUE STATE GOVERNOR
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 29, 2021
The out of Court settlement sought by the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole in the Ten Billion Naira libel suit filed against him by Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has collapsed.
At the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, Governor Ortom asked the Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Augustine Hyonyiman to fix a date for definite hearing in the suit signaling a collapse of the negotiation.
The former APC Chairman had sought for an Out of Court settlement with Ortom, a move which was communicated to the Court on October 13, 2020.
The presiding Judge upon receipt of the notice consequently adjourned the case to October 29, 2020 for a report on the out-of Court settlement.
After two adjournments the case resumed yesterday for report on the Out-of-Court settlement earlier canvassed by Oshiomhole.
Ladi Achibong, who held the brief for Ortom’s Counsel, told the court that the Out-of-Court settlement had failed, adding that it appeared that the defendants were not serious with the settlement.