Ijebu paramount ruler sues Yinka Ayefele for N200b

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The proprietor of online fresh FM 105.9 radio station, Yinka Ayefele, is being sued by the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, for allegedly defamatory remarks.

As damages and compensation for the defamation in the radio broadcast, he is requesting N200 billion.

The claimant said on December 22, 2019 during the course of the radio station programme, entitled, ‘Talk your own with Chikito Duru’, the defendant stored on his news server published or caused to be published by his internet website, which has the address www.facebook.comfreshfmibadanvideos from Dec 22. 2019 till Sept 4, 2020.

“The claimant has also been injured in his credit, character and reputation and has been lowered in the estimation of right thinking members of society generally and hurt in his feelings.

“The defendant published the said words concerning the claimant out of malevolence or spite to promote the defendant’s business with a view of increasing profit in terms of financial income and gain,” he maintained.

Since it was alleged to have happened in 1984, the claimant insisted that the defendant was aware that the alleged words were false and defamatory. She also added that the defendant was careless in failing to verify the accuracy of the publication and instead was oblivious to the potential financial benefit of using the claimant's name and position to increase listenership for its programs.

In a paragraph 11 of the monarch's testimony, he recalled that from January to September 2020, he had several phone calls from some of his people in Nigeria and the diaspora regarding the defendant's website's popular internet radio program.

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