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Court fines PRODA DG N20 million for issuing defamatory sack letter to staff 

The National Industrial Court (NIC), Enugu, has awarded N20 million cost against Dr Fabian Okonkwo, Director-General of Projects Development Institute (PRODA), for issuing a defamatory dismissal letter to Engr. Chibuzor Agulana. 


The Presiding Judge, Justice Olukayode Arowosegbe, affirmed the jurisdiction of the court to entertain claims of workplace defamation. 


He held that the content of the dismissal letter, which purportedly found the top staff(claimant) guilty of crimes, was without proof and defamatory.