Ugwuonye Onyekachi

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Court slams N2.5m on four Enugu consultant psychiatrists for defaming nurse
December 12, 2021
By Emmanuel Uzodinma

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An Enugu State High Court presided over Justice E. M. Egumgbe has awarded N2.5m (Two million, five hundred thousand) cost against four consultant psychiatric doctors working with the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu over defamation of Character of a senior nurse of the health institution, Mr. Afam Ndu.

The court ordered the doctors, namely, Ubochi Vincent, Unaogu Ngozi, Justin Acho and Ugwuonye Onyekachi who were defendants in the defamation case brought before it by Mr. Ndu, to pay the money to the plaintiff.

The judgement came after the court found that their allegations amounted to defamation.

DAILY POST reported that the four doctors had accused the plaintiff of rape, murder and possession of fake certificates, a development that made Ndu approach the court in 2017 to seek for redress. He had asked the four to award him 20 million naira…

The judge ruled that the allegations were malicious and made in bad faith and were, therefore, defamatory in nature…

The court ordered the defendants to retract the defamatory publication and publish same in a National Newspaper within 30 days, with effect from the day of the judgment on the case…