Liberty Party Chairman Musa Bility on Wednesday filed a US$ One Million Lawsuit against Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon on allegations of calling him, a “criminal and fraudster.”
The lawsuit was filed at Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia by the legal counsel of Mr. Bility, represented by Cllr. Arthur Johnson.
Cllr. Johnson told Judicial reporters that Senator Dillion’s action amounts to damages for Libel and Slander by attachment.
Civil Law Court Judge Kennedy Peabody has ordered Senator Dillon to appear on March 21, to answer to the claimed level against him and that failure to do so, a judgment of default will be rendered against him.
At the same time, the judge has granted the plaintiff pleads for a Writ of Attachment, ordering the Clerk of the court to direct the Sheriff of the court to arrest, levy, seize and attach the lands, goods, and chattels of Senator Dillon to the tune of US 1.5 Million Dollars on failure to file a valid bond.
At the same time, the court has ordered the Clerk to insert a clause in the said writ of attachment and Garnishment, commanding the Sheriff to notify Defendant to appear on February 5, to answer the complaint.
Failure to show properties or rental income, the court has ordered that Dillon be arrested and safely confined in jail until the proper bond be given in keeping with the law.
In his complaint to the court, Mr. Bility noted that Senator Dillon’s conduct against him is wrong, untrue, and intended to and has caused incalculable material and psychological injuries to him.
At the same time, the lawsuit noted that Dillon’s action has caused Mr. Bility degradation, embarrassment, inconvenience, mockery, social stigma, emotional distress, mental anguish, pains, and sufferings.
Meanwhile, Bility plead to the court that Senator Dillon conduct is illegally justified to sustain the action of damages for wrong, on grounds that he intentionally decided to go against Legislative ethics and the norms of the civilized society, therefore he should be ordered to pay a damage of US One Million Dollars.