Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has filed a lawsuit against her colleague Yomi Fabiyi over his libelious statement.
The actress accused the actor of defaming her character after he stated that she and Princess where mendling in Baba Ijesha’s case.
Yomi Fabiyi had put up a post on his Instagram where he accused Iyabo Ojo and Comedian Princess of interfering in Baba Ijesha rape case as well as making attempts to kill the pedophile should he be released on bail.
“NIGERIA POLICE, PLEASE ALLOW THE LAW TO DICTATE TO YOU NOT IYABO OJO, PRINCESS AND CO. RELEASE BABA IJESHA”.
In a follow up post, the actor revealed that Iyabo and co were harbouring the thoughts of killing Ijesha if released on bail.
“IYABO OJO AND PRINCESS PROMISED TO KILL BABA IJESHA IF RELEASED ON BAIL. IN THIS ERA???”.
The actress who has received death threats and backlash following his post, has through her lawyers called for a retraction of his statement.
Her lawyers had demanded a retraction of his defamatory statement made against her.
Iyabo’s lawyers described his statement as been “offensive and vexatious”. According to the lawsuit, Iyabo is demanding a retraction, an apology and payment worth millions for damages.
Yomi Fabiyi was asked to pay N100 million as damages and was warned to desist from defaming Iyabo.
See the court papers below,
In reaction to her lawsuit, Yomi had urged the actress to save herself the stress of battling with him in court.
The actor who was unfazed told the actress to save her money for her TikTok costumes.
Resharing the lawsuit on his Instagram page, he wrote:
“Ignore any unnecessary CIVIL SUITS attached to my name, I don’t dignity everybody with a response. Not even a non-criminal lawsuit that lack merits and grounds. I don’t have time to waste walai. Your lawyer will never tell you how many months, funds and process involve in civil suits.
Anyway, anybody drowning will cling on anything to survive. Save your money for feed and TikTok costumes, dont let any lawyer eat your money Iyawo no. You deserve better dear, time still dey to make a detour and save your face. I don’t deal in social media court. Enjoy the funny moments”.