Tonto Dikeh’s ex husband, Olakunle Oladunni Churchill, has filed a lawsuit in Abuja against the Nollywood actress in quest of at least N500 million in damages over her May 2019 interview which was rather controversial on social media.
On May 1st 2019, Tonto Dikeh launched a 3-part video titled “The Proof” where she mentioned some information 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 among other issues.
She additionally alleged that Churchill is into cyber fraud popularly referred to as Yahoo Yahoo. In keeping with her, she discovered when she caught him in the midst of red candles with a crimson material tied to his waist with a laptop in his lap.
The actress additional claimed that, contrary to widespread hypothesis that Churchill was once related to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the father of her ex-husband was simply 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 improper allegations, assertions and accusations through media campaigns and publications via 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: