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Tonto Dikeh Hit With N500 Million Defamation Suit

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Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh

actress Tonto Dikeh has been issued a 14-day ultimatum to appear in court to face a N500 million defamation suit slammed on her by her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill.

The case has been filed at the High Court, FCT, by Churchill and his organization, Big Church Foundation

The court has warned the actress if she fails to appear within 14 days, then the judgment may be given in her absence.

Tonto Dikeh and her Ex husband Olakunle Churchill
Tonto Dikeh and her Ex-husband

According to the report, the case filed by the 1st and 2nd Claimant (Dr. Churchill and Big Church Foundation respectively), the ex-husband of the defendant.

The actress’s charity organization was defamatory, baseless and sponsored to tarnish and damage the image his political ambition of the claimant, as he might have told her his intentions to run for House of Representatives in his constituency.

Churchill claimed that Dikeh’s interviews were aired, published and sponsored via broadcast channels, online media platforms, YouTube handles, notable print publications and even on her large 4 million followers page on Instagram, with a view to impugn his character and standing.

He is claiming N500 million as damages from his ex-wife, as well as demanded a published apology from Dikeh.

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