COURT: Man Sues Student For Making Defamatory Story Against Him On Social Media In Akwa Ibom.>>>Newsline9ja.com
It is another time for reckoning to Mr. Jerry Pius, a student of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State as he serves as escapegoat for cooking an unverified story on the social media against Mr. Victor Abiatu, a native of Ekpene Obo in Esit Eket.
It could be recalled that, sometime in 2019, Mr. Jerry Pius, a native of Ntakinyang village in Esit Eket local government area, Akwa Ibom State who also happens to be a student of Political Science in the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State alleged that, Mr. Victor Abiatu, the complainer has been bribed by the executive chairman of Esit Eket, Mr. Iniobong Robson with part of the huge sum of Four Hundred And Fifty Million Naira (#450m) as Oil Spill money paid to the catchment community by the Exoonmobil in 2014 hence the reason he refused to join their gang who were out to drag the reputable names and impeccable characters of some elders in the community, including that of the executive chairman to the mud.
In the story, Mr. Jerry Pius accused other great sons of the community just because, they refused to support his paid propagandas against the council chairman of the area and among those accused, only Mr. Victor Abiatu decided to take him up to the Court so as to serve as deterrence to others who are fond of abusing and writing defamatory stories against elders on social media.
According to the Newsline9ja secret Reporter, Mr.Jerry Pius, who was not physically present as at the time the Court Letter arrived was subsequently served with the Court Letter through his father, Mr. Pius Okon Esang on the 21st February, 2020.
Though his father, who is the village council chairman of Ntakinyang group of villages denied knowing his son Mr. Pius when the Court Agents arrived his compound saying; Mr. Pius is in school as he has not come home for a very long time. He was subsequently asked to appear with his son in Court on the 26th February, 2020.