Popular Media personality Toke Makinwa’s ex- husband Maje Ayida has defeated her in court following a defamation lawsuit filed against her.
According to a report from the Guardian, a Lagos State court presided by Hon. Justice Ogunjobi ruled in favour of Ayida and available evidence before the court finds the contents of page 54 line 11-19 and page 83 line 1 of Makinwa’s book ‘ On Becoming’ as defamatory.
The publishers of the book as well as Makinwa were directed to pay the sum of N500k each in damages to any charity organization of Ayida’s choice.
The media girl was given 30 days from the court’s judgement to delete and remove the defamatory words from unsold copies of the book.
The duo’s disagreement started back in 2007 after Ayida’s lawyer Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) of Pinheiro LP addressed a letter to Makinwa demanding she puts a halt to the promotion and sale of her book as it contained defamatory words which brought public ridicule upon Ayida.
However, the media girl continued with the promotion of the book and toured various part of the world to promote it.