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Tonto Dikeh In Trouble As Jane Mena Sues Her Over Defamation, Demands N500m

A Nigerian dancer, Usiwo Orezimena Jane popularly known as Janemena, has filed a petition before the Nigerian Police against actress Tonto Dikeh over claims of cyberstalking and criminal defamation of her character.

Recall that in September 2021, Tonto in a post shared on her IG page, alleged that her ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri, is in possession of Janemena’s old and recent sex tapes.

 

Janemena who did not comment when the allegation was made, has filed a petition against the actress. The petition written on her behalf by her solicitors, Rockson Igelige, of Felix, Igelige & Associates, described Tonto’s claims as damaging.

“These malicious publications and in the context in which it was made, meant and Janemena understood it to mean the following amongst other things:

Janemena who is a married woman had and is still having an amorous or sexual relationship with Prince Kpokpogri (referred to in the publications as Joseph Egbri) who is not Jamena’s husband. 2. Janemena is cheating on her lawful husband. 3. Janemena has sex tapes. 4. Janemena distributes sex tapes. 5. Janemena’s sex tapes (old and very recent ones) are in possession of PRINCE KPOKPOGRI (Joseph Egbri) with which he will use to blackmail our client any moment from now.”the petition read in part

The petition also state that ‘‘the reckless and ill-motivated publications’’ have brought Janemena to public ridicule, odium, and opprobrium in the comity of Isoko women, her business associates, friends, members of her family.”

In her petition, Janemena demanded an immediate retraction of the said publications by Tonto Dikeh on her social media handles and a publication of the retraction in four national dailies in Nigeria. She also asked that the actress tenders an unreserved apology to her and pay the sum of Five Hundred Million Naira as exemplary damages for the malicious publications.

Janemena’s lawyer warned that legal action will be taking against Tonto if she does not meet their demands within one month of receiving the petition.

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Wisdom Nwedene studied English language and literature at Ebonyi State University. He is a seasoned investigative journalist, editor, writer. Contact him via 07034977317 or Nwedenewisdom@gmail.com ; Facebook : Wisdom Nwedene Twitter : @Wisdomkosi (Instagram) : Wisdom Nwedene

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