General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr. D.K. Olukoya, has filed a defamation suit of N2 billion suit against Sahara Reporters Publisher Omoyele Sowore.
In the suit filed before the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Uyo, Sahara Reporters Incorporation and Objective Media Group Limited was listed as the 2nd and 3rd defendants.
The clergyman in the court papers accused Sowore of consistently churning out publications that are defamatory to his person.
Olukoya and his church are claiming N2 billion against the defendants for alleged aggravated libel and have asked the court for an order, compelling Sowore and his media platforms to pull down and erase each of the offending posts from the internet forthwith.
Also, they directed the defendants to tender written apology and retraction in form and content acceptable to the claimants and published prominently in Sahara Reporters online news media, on Facebook and in at least three nationally circulating newspapers and two international magazines, including TIME International.
In addition, the clergyman is asking the court to issue an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants by themselves, his agents, servants, privies or other persons howsoever called or described, from further making, publishing and/or disseminating libellous stories and statements against the claimants or any one of them.
It will be recalled that Sowore and Sahara Reporters on September 4th, 2018, made and posted a video recording of Sowore addressing a crowd of his purported political supporters on their respective Facebook pages under the heading “Breaking! Sowore Reveals Why MFM General Overseer Daniel Olukoya Is After Him, as He Arrives Lagos”.
Recall that in August, Olukoya had filed a N10 billion libel suit against the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters Incorporated and the Incorporated Trustees of Sahara Media Foundation, demanding N10bn in damages for their failure to desist from publishing false and malicious articles against him and his church, MFM, since 2013. The suit was filed before the Akwa Ibom state High court in Uyo.