Sextape saga: Popular dancer Janemena petitions police over Tonto Dikeh’s claim, demands public apology and N500m compensation
Popular Nigerian dancer, Janemena, has filed a petition before the Nigerian Police against actress and mother of one, Tonto Dikeh over claims of cyberstalking and criminal defamation of her character.
This is coming after Tonto revealed that her ex-lover Prince Kpokpogri has Janemena’s old and recent sex tapes.
However, Janemena did not react to the allegation but has now filed a petition against Tonto. 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 news have turn Janemena to a public ridicule, odium, and opprobrium in the comity of Isoko women, her business associates, friends, members of her family.”
The dancer demanded an immediate retraction of the claims by the actress on her social media pages and also 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 N500,000,000 (Five Hundred Million Naira) as exemplary damages for the malicious publications.
Janemena’s lawyer warned that legal action will be taken against Tonto if she does not do what the petition says in one month.
‘‘We appeal to concerned individuals and communities in cyberspace not to hastily conclude that our client is guilty of the allegations against her. Therefore, Tonto Dikeh is being given this golden opportunity to prove her allegation in court, because “he who asserts must prove same to be true” as a requirement of the law.”part of the petition read