Oba Sikiru Sues Singer Ayefele N200 Billions For Supposed Defamation

Awujale of Ijebuland Oba Sikiru Adetona has sued artist Yinka Ayefele for N200 billion at Oyo State High Court over supposed defamation.

The ruler said in an explanation of case under the watchful eye of the court that on December 22, 2019 over the span of a program on Fresh FM possessed by Ayefele named 'Talk your own with Chikito Duru' a few words were utilized which were intended to harm his standing.

"The petitioner has likewise been harmed in his credit, character and notoriety and has been brought down in the assessment of right reasoning citizenry for the most part and made him feel bad.

"The litigant distributed the said words concerning the petitioner out of perniciousness or resentment to advance the respondent's business with a perspective on expanding benefit regarding monetary pay and gain," he kept up with.

The Awujale, through his legal advisor Ayanlaja Adesanya, demanded that Ayefele knew that the said words were slanderous and are false, since it was asserted to have happened in 1984, adding that the litigant was careless to check whether the distribution was valid, yet dazed by the possibility of the material benefit of utilizing the individual and office of the petitioner to draw in additional audience members to it's projects.

"On May 2020, Dr. Fassy Yusuf, who is one of my bosses, pointed out my the program about my individual and my office as the Awujale and fundamental ruler at Ijebuland.

"Nonetheless, in the early piece of January 2020, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, whose name is referenced in the conversation in the program (which by then had not been brought as far as anyone is concerned), moved toward me that his young men came to him to demand I appeal to God for Ijebu to turn around the revile, which I put on them following the torching of the manufacturing plant of Wadai enterprises in 1984," he said.

The ruler said he disregarded the require the inversion of the revile on the grounds that none was made and there was no fire episode in the Wadai processing plant.

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