Tonto Dikeh‘s ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill has dragged the Nollywood actress to court for defamation of character.
The astute businessman, Olakunle Churchill is taking the mother of his son to court due to the controversial ’40 seconds’ interview; from 2019.
Olakunle Churchill who referenced the three-part YouTube series titled ‘The Evidence’ which was shared in May 2019; said his ex-wife accused him of being into cyber fraud. Further, she alleged that she caught him clad in a red cloth; surrounded by red candles with a laptop placed on his lap.
Additionally, he is seeking legal redress against Tonto Dikeh over the claim of his father being a gardener; as she debunked speculation of him being related to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Indeed, in the lawsuit notice which has him as the 1st claimant and Big Church Foundation as the second claimant; Churchill stated that the allegations are baseless and sponsored to tarnish and damage his image and political ambition. Also, he hinted on his intention to run for the House of Representatives in his constituency.
It read in parts;
“The series of malicious and fallacious allegations, assertions and accusations through media campaigns and publications by Tonto Dikeh and her charity group was defamatory.”
In the court summon which has gone viral, the actress was asked to appear for trial 14 days from December 10, 2019, as the court may proceed therein with judgment even in her absence.
The case is expected to come up on Thursday, February 20.
See the court papers below.