Sahara Reporters publisher Mr Omoyele Sowore will pay MFM Church founder N10bn if the court granted the N10bn libel suit against Sowore and the Sahara Reporters.
Dr Daniel Olukoya, the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, filed N10bn libel suit against Sowore for publishing false and malicious articles against him and his church, MFM, since 2013.
However the content of what Sahara Reporters published was not disclosed to the public. The Church filed the libel suit in Akwa Ibom State.
In the suit filed before the Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo, the MFM founder said he was constrained to take legal action against Sowore, his online platform, Sahara Reporters Incorporated and the Incorporated Trustees of Sahara Media Foundation for their alleged failure to desist from publishing false and malicious articles against him and his church, MFM, since 2013.
Dr. Olukoya said despite complaints, Sowore and his Sahara Reporters remained intransigent and continued to publish offending stories about him and his church.
Olukoya said he had earlier demanded that Sahara Reporters pull down all the offending stories against him and his church within seven days but Omoyele and his platform refused.
He said having failed to take advantage of the seven days he gave them, he had no other option but to sue them.
The Incorporated Trustees of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries was listed as the first claimant while Olukoya was the second claimant in the suit marked HU/250/2018.