Olakunle Oladunni Churchill, the ex-husband of Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has dragged her to court seeking no less than N500 million in damages over her May 2019 interview which went viral on social media.
On May 1st 2019, Tonto Dikeh released a 3-part video titled “The Evidence” where she discussed some details about her marriage to Olakunle Churchill.
In the video, the actress made heavy accusations against her estranged husband which he didn’t deny or acknowledge. She claimed he was a fraud, a diabolic yahoo boy amongst other things.
She also alleged that Churchill is into cyber fraud popularly called Yahoo Yahoo. According to her, she found out when she caught him in the middle of red candles with a red cloth tied to his waist with a laptop in his lap.
The actress further claimed that, contrary to widespread speculation that Churchill was related to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the father of her ex-husband was just Obasanjo’s gardener.
Following the series of claims made in the viral videos, Churchill has approached the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja to seek legal redress against the mother of his son.
In the court papers, the court has summoned Tonto warning that failure to do so in 14 days, it may proceed therein with judgment even in the absence of the defendant (Tonto).
According to the court papers, the 1st and 2nd claimants (Churchill and Big Church Foundation respectively), are claiming that “The series of malicious and fallacious allegations, assertions and accusations through media campaigns and publications by Tonto Dikeh and her charity group was defamatory, baseless and sponsored to tarnish and damage the image and political ambition of the claimant, as he might have told her his intentions to run for House of Representative in his constituency.
See court papers below: