Abike Dabiri sues bank, newspaper over debtor list
Former House of Representatives member and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has sued Diamond Bank and Punch Newspaper for unspecified damages after her name was published by the newspaper on the bank’s chronic debtor list.
The suit was filed yesterday at a Lagos High Court.
It was claimed that she owes N100m to the bank.
Just finished filing a suit against Diamond bank and Punch for labeling me a debtor .To claim damages, a retraction and an apology
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) August 6, 2015
Dabiri-Erewa claimed she did not owe Diamond bank any money and that didn’t she have any relationship with a company through which the alleged debt was incurred.
Shocked to see my pic in Punch .Said to owe 100m linked to some co.I OWE no one, not even myself ?Haba!Punch
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) August 4, 2015
Though Dabiri-Erewa claimed the bank has apologised to her in two national dailies it is not, however, clear if she will drop the lawsuit.
Diamond bank apologizes to me in two newspapers. Agreed they erred.Well? If you were me what would you do # if I was Abike
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) August 7, 2015