Promiseland Estate sues Sunrise Estate for defamation of character.
An Abuja-based estate firm, Promiseland Estate, which owns over 32 units of housing estates spread across Abuja, has dragged another firm, a Lebanese-owned Sunrise Estate, to an Abuja court over alleged character defamation.
The firm is also demanding N50 billion to compensate for damages caused by alleged malicious allegations sponsored against its management.“Sunrise Estate, in a notice of litigation sponsored by various news outlets, warned the general public against buying the plots 580 and 581 in Kugbo District, Abuja, being marketed by Promiseland Estate.”
The publication read in part: “The general public is hereby warned not to deal with Promiseland Asokoro Hilltop or any other person advertising to sell lands in LOTS 580 and 581 as they risk losing their money and may be committed to prison for contempt of court.”
But Promiseland, in its reaction, held that, contrary to claims made by Sunrise, there was no pending litigation involving Promiseland Estate in connection with Plots 580 and 581.
Noting that the misinformation planted by Sunrise was capable of tarnishing its image, the firm therefore urged its accusers to come forward with evidence of their claims.
“We challenge the accusers to provide concrete evidence of any legal action against our company.
“This misinformation tarnishes our reputation and damages our business interests.”
The firm further warned that it will not tolerate false accusations that affect its reputation and business negatively.
“We are initiating legal proceedings against those responsible for spreading these falsehoods.
“We are seeking N50 billion in damages for defamation, intending to set a precedent that false claims will not be taken lightly.
We urge the public to disregard the unfounded allegations and await the legal process to unfold. Promiseland Estate is confident that the truth will prevail, and we will be vindicated.”
Promiseland also urged prospective buyers not to be swayed by baseless accusations but to rely on verified information.
“Promiseland Estate owners remain committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all our business dealings.
“Our vision at Promiseland Estate is clear: to move people from poverty to prosperity through real estate investment.
“We are committed to building 100,000 homes in the next ten years and providing seamless housing solutions through innovative investment schemes for the benefit of all, both in Nigeria and the diaspora.
“Our dedication to integrity, trust, and sustainability remains unwavering. We will continue to develop communities that promote environmental, social, and economic prosperity.”
Adding: “Over the past decade, we have prioritized our clients’ needs and promised to uphold the highest standards in all our business dealings.
“Our offices and phone numbers remain open for prospective clients and subscribers”, it said.