The popular media personality Toke Makinwa has been ordered by a Lagos state high court to pay N1 million in damages over a defamation lawsuit.
She was reported to have lost the case which was brought against her by Maje Ayide her estranged husband over what he said was a defamation of his person on Toke’s memoir “On Becoming”
The book On Becoming was released on November 2016, Maje later requested that she halt the sales of the book, recall the sold ones for it to be destroyed based on the said defamation and issue an apology.
He warned that if she fails to oblige his request he will have to proceed with a lawsuit, an action he eventually pursued due to her refusal.
The court has now ruled in favour of Maje after noting that it finds contents on page 54 line 11-16 and page 83 line 1 of the book as defamatory.
The court also granted an injunction preventing the defendant from further producing more copies of the book with the defamatory words on it and to also delete and remove the said words from any unsold copy.