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Naira Marley Sues Iyabo Ojo For N500m | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Dec 14, 2023



Nigerian Musician, Afeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has filed a lawsuit against actress Iyabo Ojo, accusing her of distributing false and defamatory content via her Instagram account.

The actress accused Naira Marley of having spiritual and physical interactions with the late musician Ilerioluwa Aloba, also known as Mohbad. However, according to a letter sent by Naira Marley’s attorney, Olalekan Ojo which was issued in September 2023,
the attorney said that the actress accused Naira Marley of mentally abusing Mohbad, whom he called a brother.

In addition to a public apology, Naira Marley’s lawyer resquested a N500 million in compensation from Ojo. The attorney further requested that Ojo’s official Instagram account air the apology along with a national daily publication.

Moreso, Naira Marley stated that they would be forced to sue her if she disregarded the requirements set forth.

Part of the letter read, “It is our instruction that sometime in September 2023, you maliciously and falsely published of and concerning our client on your official Instagram handle ‘iyaboojofespris’ the following words: and destroying their lives and leaving them without a kobo to get help…….you go still explain taya bcos evidence dey, that your interview you go still re do am again…….make we get justice for Mohbad first.”
The letter further stated, “It is undeniably true that the aforementioned quotes represent what ordinary, reasonable readers of the post meant or understood them to mean—that our client is a drug addict and that he laced the food and beverages that our client gave to the boys staying with him with drugs with the resultant effect of occasioning monumental destruction of their lives.

“Your publication of the above words on the internet which is readily accessible to users of the system constituted a very serious libel and has caused our client colossal damage to his reputation.

“It is incontestably clear that the above-quoted publication which has been read by countless internet users globally is defamatory of our client and has brought him to public ridicule and contempt with the resultant damage to our client’s reputation.

“It is our further instruction that since the publication our client has been inundated with calls from his followers, colleagues, friends and fans all over the world who had read the post expressing their disgust and dismay at the defamatory and libellous publication you had maliciously and falsely posted on your official Instagram handle “iyaboojofespris” of and concerning our Client.”


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