Mr Kayode Joseph Akin, a custom officer and an EX-student of the Federal polytechnic, Bauchi has filed a case against the Head of Department(HOD) of the department of banking and finance, at the polytechnic Mallam Aminu Abubakar who according to Mr Joseph, wrote a petition against him, which defamed his character.
Mr joseph in a suit filed by his councel, disclosed that the defendant, Mallam aminu wrote a LIBELOUS petition against him on the 17th of August, 2011 to the dean, school of Business studies, federal polytechnic Bauchi which reads that Mr Joseph made a threat against his life.
The petition which was published in the national dallies of october 20, 2011 according to the plaintiff has defamed his image, as his friends and co-workers has applied restrictions in their relationships with him, and have been watching him with suspicion ever since.
Mr Joseph, demands the court to declare the petition as libelous and a public apology from the HOD of the federal polytechnic Bauchi, in addition to N10million in cash for damages done to his public image.
The counsel for the defendant, AG Salisu, has since told that court that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain such a case since the defendantwas an employee of The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, which holds a federal legislation, and is a federal institution, hence, only the Federal High Court could hear the case.
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