Baba Ijesha saga: Iyabo Ojo sues Yomi Fabiyi for ‘defamatory publication’
Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has taken legal action against colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, demanding N100m for damages caused by his ‘defamatory publication’.
This is coming few hours after Fabiyi staged a protest against the continued detention of colleague Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha, by the police, for allegedly molesting a minor.
The actress’ lawyers, The Maverick Forte Legal, in a letter written to Fabiyi noted that during Fabiyi’s protest defamatory statements were inscribed on placards some of which read, “Nigeria Police please allow the law to dictate to you not Iyabo Ojo, Princess and co. Please release Baba Ijesha.”
Another read, “Iyabo Ojo and Princess promised to kill Baba Ijesha if released on bail in this era??”
Iyabo, through her lawyers, denied making any statement to kill Baba Ijesha or unlawfully interfering with the statutory responsibilities of the Nigeria Police Force.
The letter which the actress posted on her verified Instagram page read in part, “Take further notice that consequent upon your false, odious, malicious, vexatious and ludicrous statement and publication against our client which were broadcasted through your Instagram handle, viewed by a huge number of people and further published by several online blogs and newspaper outlets stemming from your orchestrated scheme that has so far damaged our client’s hard-earned reputation, vilify her integrity, rubbish her professional career as a businesswoman, entertainer and artiste, and more so caused our clients children grievous trauma and anxiety since the publication of your defamatory statement.
“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.
Here is the letter as obtained from Iyabo’s Instagram page: