Firm Issues The Sun Legal Notice for Defamatory Article on Capt. Musa Nuhu

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Formal Notice to Editor/Publisher Sun

A law firm, Chamo & Isma’il, has issued a summons to Sun Newspapers about a potential lawsuit concerning a defamatory article on Captain Musa Nuhu. The notice concerns an article titled “EFCC to arraign suspended NCAA DG, Nuhu on graft allegations,” claiming it is defamatory. According to the firm, the article contains false and damaging statements about Capt. Musa Nuhu.

Describing Nuhu as the substantive DG-CAA, the firm demands the article be retracted within 72 hours of receiving its notice.

Incorrect Implication and Harmful Impact

Furthermore, the firm states the article incorrectly implies Captain Nuhu’s definitive involvement in graft and arraignment by the EFCC. It falsely states that his suspension is directly linked to a proven graft allegation. Moreover, it states that these incorrect statements have severely harmed Capt. Nuhu’s professional reputation and personal well-being.

The letter states, “We act as counsel to Capt. Musa Nuhu, the substantive Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) hereinafter referred to as “our client”. We have our client’s authority to write this Notice. This letter serves as a formal pre-action notice concerning the defamatory statements published on your platform.  Titled “EFCC to arraign suspended NCAA DG, Nuhu on graft allegations” on the 17th of May 2024.”

Further, it specifies, “Your news piece is not only entirely unfounded but also contains several statements that are false, misleading, and injurious to our client’s reputation. Including but not limited to: The claim that Capt. Nuhu is to be arraigned by the EFCC on graft allegations suggests an establishment of culpability and a prima facie case warranting arraignment.” Suspension Due to Investigation: A conclusive impression that our client’s suspension was a direct result of an established case graft allegation. While these statements are factually incorrect, they have caused significant harm to our client’s professional reputation and personal well-being.”

“Be educated thus that under Nigerian law, defamation occurs when a false statement is made about someone, published to a third party, and causes injury to the subject’s reputation. Your publication in our informed judgment, meets all these criteria.” The letter states.

Concluding, the letter demands, “Accordingly, we demand that your aforementioned publication be immediately retracted, and link thereof taken down within 72 hours of your receipt of this Notice.”

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