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Chief [Engr] Arthur Eze

The controversial oil mogul and general political godfather of opposition politics in Anambra State, Chief [Engr] Arthur Eze has sued the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation [NBC], Love FM radio Station, Multimesh Communications Ltd, and Miss Chinyere Obi – Ohaleke for N1billion over claims of defamation of character.

According to suit, on or about November 21 and 22, 2012 Love FM radio station through one of its popular programs – BEREKETE FAMILY PROGRAMME allowed and permitted Miss Chinyere Obi – Ohaleke to recklessly slander and libel the person and character of the Chief [Engr.] Arthur Eze.

The suit continues that the Miss Obi through the electronic medium of the Love FM and Multimesh Communications labeled Chief Arthur Eze as indebted to her to the tune of N10million and did beat her up through thugs alleged to be Chief Arthur Eze’s aides.

Also that the remarks and accusation made in the said programme by Miss Obi were totally false as Chief Arthur Eze does not owe the Miss Obi the said N10 million or any sum whatsoever as alleged. Chief Arthur Eze only helped Miss Obi in his usual practice of helping the poor and needy, financially.

The suit adds that there is a recent subsisting Court order by the a Chief Magistrate in Enugu on 2nd February 2012 restraining the Miss Obi from amongst others making any further slanderous or libelous remarks on the plaintiff.

Meanwhile, upon visit to the office premises of Love FM radio station as published on the website of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] – Tamale Street Wuse Zone 3, Abuja – it was discovered that the operation premises had no signboard. The address was a flat that looks like a guest house – suggesting that Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] does not perform its regulatory and/or supervisory duties over the transmission station of the Love FM radio station and by extension Multimesh Communication.

As gathered, Chief Arthur Eze, through his counsel St. Francis Xavier Solicitors & Advocates wrote to Love FM demanded a retraction of the statement made by Miss Obi – but the radio declined – through one of its staff – Ahmed Isa.

Chief Arthur Eze is reported to be demanding that AN ORDER directing the NBC to invoke Sections 2(1) N and 21 of the National Broadcasting Act of 1992 (as amended) against Love FM radio station for failure to adhere to broadcasting code. In addition, Chief Eze is demanding N1billion and a retraction of the libelous statement.

Click on the links below for the suit details –

ARTHUR EZE STATEMENT OF CLAIM

ARTHUR EZE WRIT

 

Miss Obi, as gathered, may have fled the country.

Stay tuned.