Court Orders Toke Makinwa To Pay ExHusband N1m For Defamation


A Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square yesterday ordered On-Air Personality (OAP) Toke Makinwa to pay ex-lover and fitness entrepreneur Maje Ayida N1 million for defamation. Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi also gave Makinwa and her publisher 30 days to delete the said defamatory words from unsold copies of the book in their custody.

Ayida had through his lawyers, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) had dragged his former wife and the publisher of the memoir, On Becoming, Kachifo Limited before the court seeking the sum of N100 million damages. He asked the court to order that the damages awarded him be donated to four charities which would be nominated by him.

Ayida claimed that the book contained defamatory words, which were misleading and had subjected him to public ridicule. He, therefore, asked the court to order Makinwa, among other things, to withdraw the book from circulation, recall all copies distributed and hand them over to him for destruction.

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