Courtroom Orders Apostle Suleman To Pay Maureen Badejo £19k
The Queens Bench Division of the UK Excessive Courtroom of Justice has ordered the founder and Basic Overseer of Omega Fireplace Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, to pay £19,601 as a part of sanctions within the swimsuit he entered in opposition to a London-based blogger, Maureen Badejo, alleging defamation of character.
Maureen had earlier been summoned to look earlier than the Queens Bench Division of UK Excessive Courtroom of Justice over alleged defamation of character of the Nigerian cleric.
SaharaReporters had reported how Nigerians in diaspora raised authorized charges for Badejo to defend herself in opposition to Apostle Suleman in court docket.
The host of GIOTV had requested for assist from her teeming viewers, followers, and family members to help her financially with the authorized prices.
Within the ruling by UK Choose, His Honour Choose Lewis, and obtained by SaharaReporters, with declare NO: QB-2022-000504 and dated tenth of March 2022, Apostle Suleman’s utility was dismissed.
The court docket ordered Apostle Suleman to pay Maureen Badejo prices of and occasioned by the Utility, summarily assessed within the sum of £19,601.
The judgement reads, “UPON the Utility of the Claimant by Discover filed on 18 February 2022 looking for an interim njunction restraining the Defendant from publishing additional allegedly defamatory broadcasts regarding the Clamant and requiring her to take away earlier broadcasts (“the Utility”wink
“AND UPON the Claimant issuing a declare kind on 16 February 2022 AND UPON the Order of Mr Justice Nicklin dated 21 February making instructions for the listening to of the Utility (“the Order”wink
“AND UPON studying the proof filed on behalf of the Claimant and the Defendant pursuant to the Order
“AND UPON listening to Razak Atunwa of counsel on behalf of the Claimant and Gervase de
“Wilde of counsel on behalf of the Defendant at a listening to on 10 March 2022 (“the Listening to”wink AND UPON the Courtroom handing down ex tempore judgments on the Listening to on (1) the
“Utility, and (2) the prices of and occasioned by the Utility AND UPON the Claimant enterprise both to serve the Declare Kind in compliance with the CPR throughout the interval of its validity, if that’s the case suggested, or alternatively to inform the Defendant’s solicitors and the Courtroom that the proceedings won’t be pursued;
“IT IS ORDERED that: The Utility is dismissed. The Claimant shall pay the Defendant’s prices of and occasioned by the Utility, summarily assessed within the sum of £19,601.”
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