Court sentences University Lecturer to 3 Years Imprisonment for Defamation
An ex-lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Peter Ekemezie, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for publishing defamatory statements against one Prof. Alex Asigbo.
Ekemezie who was charged with three-count bordering on forgery and defamation, was however given an option of N300,000 fine.
While delivering the judgment at an Awka Magistrates’ court, on Tuesday, His Worship, E.C. Chukwu, said he took into consideration the fact that the defendant had spent one month in a psychiatric home and four months in a Correctional Centre.
During the trial, Asigbo told the court that Ekemezie forged his signature when he refused to give him (Ekemezie) a witness statement but instead advised him to procure a subpoena.
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