N5bn libel suit: MEND, Jonathan to settle out of court

WARRI—Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has endorsed the mediatory and conciliatory moves by Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, to reconcile Henry Okah and his brother Charles, with former President Goodluck Jonathan over the N5 billion libel suit against the ex-president.

The Okah brothers had slammed a N5 billion lawsuit against former President Jonathan and his media aide, for allegedly breaching their fundamental right to fair hearing with a statement issued on August 8.

MEND, in a statement, yesterday, by its spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, explained that the endorsement was coming after Chief Clark held an exploratory meeting regarding amicable and peaceful resolution of the issue with the former President in Abuja.

Giving details of the meeting which was attended by counsel to the Okah brothers, Timipa Okponipere, MEND hinted that the meeting dwelt essentially, on an out-of-court settlement with the former President and efforts to find sustainable solutions to the current Niger Delta crisis.

Culled from VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/09/n5bn-libel-suit-mend-jonathan-settle-court/

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