By Egufe Yafugborhi
LEGAL practitioner, Prince G. Akitoye, who’s being sued for N100Million damages by Chief Gaskin Sobrasuaipiri for allegedly exposing a Will ready by him has denied the allegations.
Sobrasuaipiri (Claimant) in his writ on Go well with No PHC/2518/CS/2020 claimed that Akitoye (Defendant) was unprofessional and negligent in dealing with the Will and in so doing uncovered it, triggered him trauma, pains and put his life in danger.
However the Defendant in his Assertion of Protection, save for getting ready the stated Will, denied the Claimant’s claims, describing the go well with as a mere act of intimidation and blackmail to disclaim him excellent N3.3Million value for getting ready the Will.
The Assertion of Protection learn partly that, “Save as besides hereinafter expressly admitted, the Defendant denies every allegation contained within the Assertion of Declare as if they’re set seriatim and particularly traversed.
“The Claimant determined to manufacture unfounded allegations, all as a result of the Defendant insisted on the restoration of the excellent N3.3Million after paying the deposit of N200,000 from complete service cost of N3.5Million.”
The Defendant denies any negligence in dealing with of the Will, stating he, “dealt with the task in knowledgeable method to the satisfaction of the Claimant who’s the Testator current when Witnesses had been signing the Will and additional personally deposited the Will within the Probate Registry”
Prince Akitoye additional acknowledged, “The Defendant had threatened to run me out of Port Harcourt if I so requested him for any cash. I’ve additionally raised a go well with towards him to say my excellent sum of N3.3Million with curiosity operating.”