- Actress Iyabo Ojo has sued colleague Yomi Fabiyi hours after leading a protest seeking the release of Baba Ijesha
- Ojo through her lawyers demanded an immediate retraction of defamatory statements spelt out on placards at the protest ground led by Fabiyi
- The actor has also been asked to pay the sum of N100 million in damages
Hours after leading a protest against the continued detention of colleague Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha, actor Yomi Fabiyi has been sued by colleague, Iyabo Ojo.
The actress through her lawyers, The Maverick Forte Legal, is suing Fabiyi for defamatory statements made against her during the course of the protest.
Ojo took to her official page on Instagram with photos showing the legal papers. A particular reference was made to defamatory statements which were written out on placards displayed by Fabiyi and other protesters on the protest ground.
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The said inscription on the placard read:
“Nigeria police please allow the law to dictate to you, not Iyabo Ojo, Princess and co. Please release Baba Ijesha.
"Iyabo Ojo and Princess promised to kill Baba Ijesha if released on bail in this era?”
The actress’ lawyers also made it clear that Ojo categorically denied making any of the statements which were displayed on the placards.
"Our client, therefore, deny making such a statement to kill Mr Olanrewaju Omiyinka alias Baba Ijesha nor to unlawfully interfere with statutory responsibilities of the Nigeria Police Force."
Fabiyi has been ordered to retract the defamatory statements made against the actress and desist from following a similar course of action in future.
The actor has also been demanded to pay the sum of N100 million in damages to the Nollywood actress.
See the letter below:
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Reacting to the court letter on his Instagram page, Fabiyi shared the picture of a movie poster on which seemed to be his attempt at making light of the situation.
See his post below:
The singer reacted to a video post showing Fabiyi at the protest ground. Davido was quick to clamp down on the actor for breaking COVID-19 protocols.