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Legal tussle over the estate of late Mrs. Helen Aroon Gill Johnson has taken a new turn, following a petition by Muiz Banire, SAN, to the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee over alleged letter written by a junior lawyer, Osho Oluyemi.
In addition, Banire filed a N200 million suit against the respondent before the Lagos State High Court for alleged damage of his reputation.
In the suit, the claimant is demanding for a declaration that the publication in the defendant’s letter dated the 1st day of September 2020 written to the Managing Director of Stanbic IBTC Bank is libelous and designed to defame the claimant in the eyes of right-thinking members of society.
He is also seeking an order compelling the defendant to immediately withdraw the said publication and tender an unreserved apology in two national daily newspapers.