Mountain of Fire and Miracle sues ThisDay Newspapers, Sahara Reporters and Time International for libel in Port Harcourt and Uyo





Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries and the church’s founder, Dr Daniel Olukoya, have commenced legal actions against the publisher of ThisDay Newspapers for allegedly publishing a libellous story against them.
The suit marked PHC/2257/2018 was filed before the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday.
The church is demanding the sum of N500bn in damages from the newspaper for the alleged injury caused them by the defendant’s publication.
In a statement by the claimants, they are urging the court to make an order, directing the newspaper “to tender a written apology and a retraction published prominently on its website and for three consecutive days on the front page of ThisDay Newspaper and in at least three other nationally circulating newspapers and two international magazines, including TIME International.”
The claimants also want the court to order the defendant “to pull down and erase the offending story from the Internet forthwith.”
They are also seeking an order of perpetual injunction “restraining the defendant by itself, its agents, servants, privies or other persons howsoever called or described from further publishing and/or disseminating libellous stories and statements against the claimants.”
The cleric and his church are also praying the court to put the cost of filing the lawsuit on the newspaper.
The suit was filed on their behalf by their lawyer, Ime Nya Asanga of Ime Asanga & Company on July 30, 2018.


Also The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, has filed a law suit against Sahara Reporters, an online media platform; its publisher Omoyele Sowore and Sahara Reporters Media Foundation over a series of false, malicious and defamatory publications against the ministry and its the General Overseer, Dr. D. K. Olukoya. Daniel Olukoya In the Suit No HU/250/2018 pending before the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Uyo Judicial Division, the claimants are praying the court for sundry relief namely:- the sum of N10 billion Naira as exemplary damages; a written apology/retraction to be published in Sahara Reporters online platform,

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