Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), has filed a suit against Sahara Reporters, an online media platform, its publisher Omoyele Sowore and Sahara Reporters Media Foundation over series of alleged false, malicious and defamatory publications against the church and its General Overseer, Dr. Daniel Olukoya.
According to Vanguard, the suit filed at the High Court of Akwa Ibom State, Uyo Judicial Division, the ministry and its General Overseer are asking for N10bn as exemplary damages; a written apology, retraction to be published in the online platform, three nationally circulating newspapers and two internationally circulating magazines, one of which must be the TIME International.
The MFM also wants the court to direct the online platform to pull down and erase from the world-wide-web each of the offending stories published between 2013 and June 30, 2018. They are also praying for “a perpetual injunction restraining the defendants by themselves, their agents, servants, privies or other persons howsoever called or described from further publishing and disseminating libelous stories and statements against the Claimants or any of them”.
The MFM also requested the court to direct Sahara Reporters to pull down and erase from the world-wide-web each of the offending stories published between 2013 and June 30th, 2018.
By Ololade Olatimehin