Courtroom orders Toke Makinwa to pay ex-husband N1m over defamation
The Lagos State Excessive Courtroom on the Tafawa Balewa Sq. has ordered well-known On-Air Character, Omotoke Makinwa, to pay her estranged husband, Maje Ayida, N1m damages for defamation.
The court docket, in a judgment by Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi, mentioned Makinwa and the writer of her biography titled, ‘On Turning into’, wherein she defamed Ayida, ought to every pay N500,000 to Ayida.
The choose ordered Makinwa and Kachifo Restricted to pay the cash to “any charity organisation of the claimant’s alternative.”
The choose added that the defendants should inside 30 days of the judgment expunge from the unsold copies of “On Turning into” parts containing defamatory phrases towards Ayida.
The choose recognized the defamatory parts of the guide to be expunged as “Web page 54, Line 11-16 and Web page 83, Line 1.”
The court docket judgment got here three years after Ayida, via his lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), dragged Makinwa and Kachifo Restricted to court docket in swimsuit quantity ID/ADR/820/2017, demanding N100m in damages and a perpetual injunction halting additional publication of ‘On Turning into’.
Ayida, within the swimsuit, described Makinwa as his estranged spouse, “who’s obsessive about social media and fame,” including that after publishing ‘On Turning into’ in November 2016, “purporting the guide to be a biography of her life up to now,” she used her social media platforms and different circulation platforms, reminiscent of Amazon, iTunes and quite a few bookshops, to propagate the contents to over three million folks.
Ayida mentioned, “The defendants printed, authorised the publication and/or brought on to be printed the phrases complained of, realizing they had been false or reckless. In consequence, the claimant’s hard-earned status has been significantly broken and the claimant has suffered appreciable misery and embarrassment, together with however not restricted to a number of calls to the claimant by well-meaning Nigerians to request him to go for counselling, psychological and marriage remedy classes.
“By the afore-said publication, the claimant’s status has been enormously injured and his public profile has been introduced into hatred, ridicule and contempt.”
When Newsmen reached out to Makinwa on Thursday, a woman who recognized herself “her assistant,” advised one among our correspondents that “Toke shouldn’t be out there to talk proper now.”
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