Former governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili,has sued Dakuku Peterside for defamation over statements by the NIMASA boss that Odili helped Gov Wike to secure judgement that gave him victory at the supreme court.
Odili described Peterside’s statement as false and malicious.
He claimed that the lies were contained in a newspaper publication in February 2016.
According to Odili’s lawyer, Kanu Agabi in court on Tuesday, “We felt defamed by their publication and we are here to vindicate ourselves.
“You could see that the defendants were not in court, but they have been served; they have been properly served. The court would not have proceeded otherwise.”
Justice Iyayi-Lamikanra, adjourned till October 27, 2016, for further hearing of the case.