Singer Mayorkun demands N1B from Instagram Model Nickie Dabarbie over allegations he’s a ritualist

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Popular Nigerian musician Adewale Mayowa aka Mayorkun, has demanded 1 billion naira in damages from Instagram model Nickie Dabarbie for saying he’s  a ritualist.

The singer posted a letter from his lawyers on his Instagram stories wherein a number of demands were made to Nickie which include deleting the posts of allegations and posting a letter and video of apology.

The lawyers also said she had to abide by the demands within a short period of time otherwise they’d go ahead with a full suit against her.

Recall Dockaysworld reported that Nickie accused Mayorkun of being a ritualist after also accusing fellow singer Skiibii.


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The letter reads:

Dear Ms. Precious Kingsley,

LETTER TO CEASE AND DESIST FROM MAKING DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS ABOUT MR. ADEWALE MAYOWA EMMANUEL PROFESSIONALLY KNOWN AS MAYORKUN/ PRE-ACTION PROTOCOL FOR DEFAMATION TO MISS PRECIOUS KINGSLEY AKA “NICKIE DABARBIE” TO CEASE AND DESIST FROM ALL DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS MADE AGAINST THE CHARACTER AND REPUTATION OF MR. ADEWALE MAYOWA EMMANUEL PROFESSIONALLY KNOWN’ AS MAYORKUN

‘The above-captioned subject matter refers.

We act as Solicitors to Mr. Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel ‘professionally known’ as Mayorkun, (Hereinafter referred to as ‘our client”).

Our client’s attention has been drawn to your online post in the early hours of the 19th day of April 2024 made via your Instagram wherein you categorically labeled our client as a Ritualist and accused him alongside other individuals of causing you bodily harm, find links to the detailed offensive posts herein;

https://www.instagram.com/p/C57gcQuKt03/Pigsh=MWM3cWlwdmhmbnixZA==;

and

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https://www.instagram.com/stories/nickie_dabarbie/3349416101387293827Pigsh=aGc4Z

First and foremost, our client denies all allegations made as they are baseless, bizarre, and untrue, we are also aware that our client has neither met with you privately nor had any personal dealings/ relationship with you which further buttresses our assertion that your statements are unfounded and frivolous.

Your unscrupulous remarks against our client have undoubtedly caused him financial loss, and emotional trauma and have also greatly interfered with his reputation and good standing in the eyes of any right-thinking person in society. Your reckless and baseless accusations not only constitute defamation but also violate the rights of our client under Nigerian Law, We remind you that defamation is an extremely serious offense attracting dire consequences that are tortious and in contravention of the Criminal Code Act which criminalizes the publication of a matter likely to injure the reputation of any person by exposing them to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or likely to damage any person in their profession or trade by injury to their reputation.

Our Client remains an individual of impeccable character and a strong moral compass and is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in the society. It is glaring that our client is extremely unpleased with these distasteful accusations as they are malicious accusations deliberately made to publicly tarnish our client’s image, cause significant harm to his reputation, and inflict irreparable damage to their personal and professional life. This senseless episode has left a sour taste in our client’s mouth as he is a simple, honest, easy-going, and reputable Music Artiste who is now forced to clear his name and seek redress under Law.

DEMANDS/PRE ACTION-PROTOCOL

In compliance with the High Court of Lagos Civil Procedure Rules 2019 which mandates that parties attempt to amicably resolve a matter before approaching the court and our Client’s unequivocal instructions, we hereby demand that you immediately adhere to the following conjunctively:

That you take down the offensive publication on all your social media accounts within 24 (Twenty-Four) hours of receipt of this letter.

That you will accompany the retraction of the offensive publication with a video and written apology to our client through the same platform(s) employed to tarnish his image including the publication of the written apology in (Two) 2 National Newspapers

‘That you will henceforth desist from engaging in any acts written and/or verbal which are defamatory, slanderous, and/or libelous towards our client.

That you pay our client a sum of not less than (One) 1 Billion Naira (N1,000,000,000) as damages for all the emotional trauma, loss of endorsements, and cost of engaging

Legal Counsel.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that should you fail to adhere to our demands herein within (Forty-Eight) 48 Hours with the exception of the takedown of the offensive publication which must be done within 24 hours of receipt of this notice, we have our client’s clear instruction to seek redress through all legal remedies available.

Pay heed that our client is equally ready to involve the State in line with the provisions of Section 375 of the Criminal Code Act which provides that any person who publishes any defamatory matter is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable to imprisonment for one year; and any person who publishes any defamatory matter knowing it to be false, is liable to imprisonment for two years.

This letter is written without prejudice to our client’s rights, all of which are hereby expressly reserved. We trust that you will be guided accordingly to avert the adverse consequences of your actions

Please accept our professional regards.

Yours faithfully,

MONARCHS & STROUD LEGAL PRACTITIONERS


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