- Daddy Freeze was ordered by a sitting high court to pay the sum of N5m as 'damages' to Paul Odekina, his current partner's ex-husband
- According to reports, the OAP was ordered to pay the money for committing adultery with Benedicta Elechi who was still married to Odekina
- Paul has also been granted custody of the children and Benedicta ordered to hand over their passports and birth certificates
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Popular Nigerian On-Air Personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly referred to as Daddy Freeze, appears to have lost in the court case involving his current partner, Benedicta Elechi and her ex-husband, Paul Odekina, Punch reports.
A high court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on February 18, 2021, ordered the OAP to pay the sum of N5m for committing adultery with Elechi at the time she was married to Odekina.
The presiding judge, Hon Justice Akpughunum, ruled that the money was for 'damages for depriving Odekina amiable consort of his wife'.
The document read in part:
“The sum of N5,000,000 is awarded against Ifedayo Olarinde (the 2nd Cross Respondent to the Cross Petition) as damages for depriving the Cross Petitioner of the amiable consort of his wife (Petitioner/1st Cross Respondent) and for injury suffered as a result of his adultery with the Petitioner/Cross Respondent.
"An Order of injunction is hereby granted, preventing Ifedayo Olarinde ― the Co-Respondent to the Cross Petition ― from having access or dealing whatsoever with the children of the marriage until they attain the age of majority.”
The marriage between Odekina and Elechi was then dissolved by the judge who cited Benedicta’s adulterous act with Daddy Freeze as the reason.
The court granted Odekina custody of the children produced in the marriage and ordered Benedicta to hand over their passports and birth certificates.
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In other news, as the popular saying goes, as long as there is life, there is always hope. For an unidentified couple who were on their way to becoming divorced, it appears hope came in the most interesting way possible.
Nigerian lawyer Fowosere Esq. left social media users amused after he tweeted about a couple who had brought the issue of their divorce to court.
However, during the COVID-19 lockdown, it appears the couple reconciled and even got busy between the sheets as the couple are now expecting a child.
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