The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and the federal government have been ordered to stop mentioning Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the PDP, as one of the looters in Nigeria.

The order was given on Monday by the High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.

Secondus had filed a suit before the court, seeking the sum of N1.5bn as damages over the publishing of his name in the media as one of those allegedly involved in looting Nigeria's treasury.

The case was presided over by the State Chief Judge, Justice I.A. Iyayi-Lamikanra.

Secondus was reported to have received the sum of N200m from the office of former National Security Adviser, Dasuki on February 19, 2015.

Justice Iyayi-Laminkanra granted one of the prayers sought by the claimant when she restrained the defendants from further mentioning the name of Secondus in the looters list.

However, the defendants and their counsels were not at the day’s hearing.

The trial judge adjourned the matter till May 28, 2018.

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