…Demands N450m As Damages
The directors and shareholders of Borisa Nigeria Limited have threatened to institute a legal suit against, a Lagos businessman, Emeka ’E-Money’ Okonkwo over alleged impersonation, defamation and injurious falsehood against the company.
The petitioners in a petition signed by the company’s Chairman/Managing Director, Chief Boniface Nworisa dated February 8, 2016, alleged misrepresentation of facts and falsehood in an interview granted by Okonkwo.
The petition titled “Impersonation of Directors and Shareholders of Borisa Nigeria Limited” alleged that Okonkwo in the interview published by Vanguard newspaper allegedly claimed that he incorporated and founded Borisa Nigeria Limited in 1997.
The petitioners described the statement as false, misleading, fraudulent, malicious and defamatory, adding that he did not register or own the company as alleged.
The petition reads ‘’contrary to your claims of registration and of ownership of the company, you were initially an apprentice and later made as an employee before you left the company in 2005″.
The petitioners stated that they have suffered substantial monetary and emotional damages and embarrassment as a result of the statement made in the said interview.
Consequently, the petitioners are demanding for N450 million to mitigate and assuage the damages and losses suffered by them.
Besides, they demanded for a written letter of unreserved apology denouncing the statement that he owned the company and for describing their company as a small clearing and forwarding company.
Other demands made by the petitioners include; publishing in the same newspaper both in hard copy and online editions, a retraction and withdrawal of his claim of registration and ownership of Borisa Nigeria Limited.
They also stated that the offensive interview should be withdrawn from all online search engines and sites.
The petitioners also demanded that Okonkwo desist from doing further business and transactions with clients of the company.