Court Orders Toke Makinwa to pay ex-husband, Maje Ayida, for defamation

A Lagos state high court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square has ordered that Nigerian entertainer and On-air Personality, Toke Makinwa, to pay her ex-husband and fitness entrepreneur, Maje Ayida, the sum of One million naira for defamation.

Ayida had alleged in his suit that in the book “On Becoming” published by his estranged wife, allegations were made against him which dented his public image and reputation resulting in suffering from considerable distress and embarassment.

In addition to demanding Five Hundred thousand naira each from both Makinwa and the publisher of the book, he also demanded a retraction of the alleged defamatory contents of the book as well as an unreserved apology.

Furthermore, Ayida also demanded a withdrawal of all copies of the book from circulation.

In the court judgement delivered by Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi, he ordered the payment of the money to any charity organization of the claimant’s choice. He also ordered that the defamatory portions of the book be expunged in the next 30 days.

This judgement comes nearly three years after Ayida dragged Makinwa to court over the publication following their break up in 2015.

Toke Makinwa who just celebrated her 36th birthday is yet to make any public comment on suit.


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