Finally, Toke Makinwa has opened up on her pending court case with her estranged hubby, Maje Ayide.
The OAP and Vlogger in her latest Vlog titled ‘Daddy Issues’ shot during her recent ‘On Becoming’ tour in London, said her lawyers are on it.
According to Toke; “As you guys might have heard, there’s a lot going on in the news and the little that I have, let’s just hope I have it after a while. For all the people that reached out to me, my lawyers are on it.
She further noted that; “I don’t think you have anything to worry about, that’s all I’ll say. It is what it is. It’s going to be a very interesting year. People are going to have opinions regardless, so I have nothing to say about that.”
The response is coming after her estranged husband reportedly hired lawyers to stop the sales and promotion of her memoir ‘On Becoming’.
Ayida’s legal representatives sent Toke Makinwa a “letter of demand” to stop all forms of promotional activities and also the sales of the book.
Toke Makinwa’s estranged husband hired Carter-Ruck a top UK firm that specializes in defamation and has clients such as Elton John, Chelsea FC and Simon Cowell.
He has also hired Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) of Pinheiro LP to represent him in Nigeria.
In Toke Makinwa’s memoirs, Maje Ayida was scathingly portrayed and was said to have given the on-air-personality an STD. She also wrote that the fitness expert was a serial cheat and an adulterer.
The legal documents Maje’s reps sent to Toke Makinwa described the book as “exaggerated fabrication.”
‘On Becoming’ was published on Sunday, November 27, 2016 by Kachifo Limited. Maje Ayida’s lawyers however said the popular book contained “defamatory words.”
Maje Ayida’s law firm also noted the book brought “public ridicule” on its client; and stated its client’s reputation [has] [been] “assaulted, injured; and damaged.”
It was [stated] that if Toke Makinwa fails to retract her published words; and apologise to Maje Ayida in three national dailies; “will [result] in the [commencement] of legal action.”. The letter of warning [was] sent to Toke Makinwa on Monday, December 23, 2016.