JAMB PRO Sues Journalist,Ahmed Isah N6Bn For Defamation of Character

JAMB Vs Ahmed Isah

…Isah Denies Allegations, Claiming Quoted Out of Context.

The Head, Media and Public Relations of Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, has dragged a presenter with human rights Radio, Ahmed Isah to court over alleged injurious broadcast, factual error and innuendos which amounted to defamation of. character.

In a statement JAMB days also joined in the suit as 1st Defendant is Premier Broadcasting Limited, owners of Human Rights Radio, Abuja.

The statement says in suit NO. CV/3211/2021, filed by the JAMB Spokesman’s lawyer Chris Alashi, before an FCT High Court, sitting at Gwagwalada and presided over by Justice A.O. Ebong, Fabian Benjamin is claiming N6 billion as compensation for general damages.

The case is also filed for the deliberate, libellous and malicious public broadcast by the first Defendant and anchored by the second Defendant, Ahmed Isah.

JAMB Claims that on April 16 2021, between 7:30 am and 10am, Ahmed Isah, while on air on Human Rights Radio and Television during the Brekete family Programme, put a call through to him via his Mobile Number, during which the he maliciously defamed Fabian Benjamin by impugning, maligning and discrediting his integrity and reputation as the PRO of JAMB and an academic.

JAMB alleges that Ahmed Isah, while on air, accused its PRO of forging his Ph.D certificate as well as being insane, incompetent, unscrupulous, sadistic person of questionable character.

In addition, JAMB notes Ahmed Isah saying its Spokesman’s bad behaviour and arrogance are hereditary, and were acquired from his parents; that there is no solution to it; and that the Fabian Benjamin’s parents are also arrogant and damnable.

The case has been fixed for February 14, 2022 for hearing.

Meanwhile, Ahmed Isah has denied all allegations, claiming he only said “he doubt if Fabian Benjamin really obtained a PhD certificate”.