Widespread Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has taken authorized motion in opposition to her colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, and has demanded N100m as fee for damages attributable to his ‘defamatory publication’.
Earlier immediately, Fabiyi staged a protest demanding the bail and launch of Baba Ijesha who has been held by the police for allegedly molesting a minor.
In a letter written by Ojo’s legal professionals, The Maverick Forte Authorized, it was stated that in Fabiyi’s protest defamatory statements have been inscribed on placards a few of which learn, “Nigeria Police please permit the legislation to dictate to you not Iyabo Ojo, Princess and co. Please launch Baba Ijesha.”
One other learn, “Iyabo Ojo and Princess promised to kill Baba Ijesha if launched on bail on this period??”
Ojo, by way of her legal professionals, denied making any assertion to kill Baba Ijesha or unlawfully interfering with the statutory obligations of the Nigeria Police Pressure.
The letter which the actress posted on her verified Instagram web page learn partly, “Take additional discover that consequent upon your false, odious, malicious, vexatious and ludicrous assertion and publication in opposition to our consumer which have been broadcasted by way of your Instagram deal with, seen by an enormous variety of folks and additional revealed by a number of on-line blogs and newspaper retailers stemming out of your orchestrated scheme that has to this point broken our consumer’s hard-earned popularity, vilify her integrity, garbage her skilled profession as a businesswoman, entertainer and artiste, and extra so prompted our shoppers youngsters grievous trauma and nervousness because the publication of your defamatory assertion.
“It’s expedient to state that your defamatory publication has lowered our consumer’s estimation within the eyes of right-thinking members of the society. Our consumer has equally suffered enormous stigmatisation by enterprise companions, psychological agony, restlessness, public scorn, emotional misery, skilled indignation, intense psychological trauma, vilification and monetary losses by the sudden withdrawal of enterprise patronage by shoppers and prospects.”
Ojo’s legal professionals additional demanded that inside 14 days, Fabiyi “publishes a full retraction of the stated defamatory publication on his Instagram deal with for seven consecutive days and acknowledge that the allegations are false, deceptive and completely defamatory of consumer’s character.”
They added that the retraction and public apology should additional be circulated and revealed by choose media retailers.
The letter additionally demanded that Fabiyi “ceases and desists from making additional, extra or recent defamatory publications in opposition to our consumer on Instagram, Fb, Twitter and on every other social media, social messaging weblog and/or print media retailers.
“Additionally, N100m should be paid as damages for the unjustifiable harm and losses occasioned by our consumer attributable to your defamatory publication.”
Moreover, they warned that failure to adjust to the calls for inside 14 days would lead to an initiation of authorized proceedings at once.