…To Pay Ex Hubby N1m Damages

Media girl, Toke Makinwa, has lost a suit to her former husband, Maje Ayida, which he filed against her; with the court giving her a 30-day ultimatum to delete sections of her book, On Becoming, adjudged to be defarmatory.

The fitness expert had sued Makinwa over her revelations in her book of all that happened in their 13-year relationship, and how he got his girlfriend pregnant while married to her.

In the suit, Ayida had demanded that the book be withdrawn from circulation, recall all copies distributed and hand them over to him for destruction, because of the defamatory and misleading comments made against him.

Justice Ogunjobi of the Lagos State High Court at Tafawa Balewa Square, who ruled on the case on Thursday, November 12, stated that after careful consideration of the evidence before the court, it finds only the contents of page 54 lines 11-16 and page 83, line 1 of the 1st defendants’ book as defamatory.

The court, accordingly, granted an injunction preventing the defendants from producing copies of its book with the defamatory words on pages 54 and 83; and thereafter granted damages of the sum of N500,000 each to be paid by the 1st and 2nd defendants to any charity organization of the claimant’s choice.

Makinwa was also given 30 days from the day of the ruling, to delete and remove the defamatory words from unsold copies of the book in her custody.


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