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Assault on Journalist: Court rules on Oral evidence Tue Mar 14


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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos will on Tuesday, March 14, ruled on oral evidence and additional affidavit in respect of a N500 million Assault suit filed against the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, on behalf of a Badagry-based journalist, Otunba Yomi Olomofe.

Justice Abdulaziz Anka of Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos had on Thursday, February 23, 2017 adjourned ruling to Tuesday, March 14, 2017 on whether or not to allow oral evidence in the Assault case against the Customs and eight others.

Justice Anka ordered the defendants in the case to file their claims accordingly on the pending applications in respect of the substantive suit to enable him deliver his ruling at the next sitting.

Lagos NUJ had sued the NCS and eight others for battery and assault of Olomofe at the premises of the Nigeria Customs Services, NCS, at Seme border on June 25, 2015.

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