Tonto Dikeh Is Being Sued By Janemena For Alleged Libel And Pregnancy Loss
She claims that as a result of Dikeh’s allegation and the trauma it caused, she miscarried, losing her one-month pregnancy.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Jane Orezimena, popularly known as Janemena, an Instagram dancer and influencer, has addressed a letter to Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh, seeking N500m for claimed libel and falsely stating on social media that Janemena possesses a sex video.
Last month, Dikeh alleged that her ex-lover, Joseph Egbri, nicknamed Prince Kpokpogri, had a sex film of Janemena, who is married.
However, Janemena claims that as a result of Dikeh’s allegation and the trauma it caused, she miscarried, losing her one-month pregnancy.
The claims are included in a letter signed by Janemena’s lawyers, Felix, Igelige & Associates titled, ‘Re: Libellous statements published by you on your Instagram and Facebook pages – A demand for immediate retraction of the libellous publications, tendering of unreserved apology and payment of N500,000,000.00 as exemplary damages to Mrs. Usiwo Orezimena Jane, popularly known as Janemena.’
It reads in part, “We write you this letter to demand your immediate retraction of your publication referred to above, render unreserved apology to her and pay her N500m as compensation for the callous publications.”
Dikeh’s tweet, according to the attorneys, implied that Janemena, who is married, is having a sexual connection with Kpokpogri and is cheating on her husband.
They said that Janemena is a graduate of Delta State University, Abraka, and a freelance photojournalist who has worked for numerous media outlets, including The Pointer Newspapers.
“Janemena is a popularly known professional dancer and an online E-vixen who promotes artistes and brands through her social media accounts.
“She is widely regarded by many as one of Nigeria’s top dance queens as she emerged a winner in Kcee’s dance competition in January 2018 due to her dazzling skills on Instagram and other social media platforms which keep her fans yearning for more,” the letter reads in part.
It goes on to say that she is a brand ambassador for numerous respectable brands and that she performs a lot of advertorial work for many businesses on her Internet sites, as well as music promotions for new and well-known musicians for a reasonable charge via her Instagram username @Janemena.
“Janemena is happily married to Mr. Andre Oyeze. She is a native of Isoko in Delta State whose native law and custom forbid a married woman from having sexual relationship with another man. Indeed, it is a taboo in Isoko Land, Delta State for a married woman to have sexual relationship with any man who is not her husband,” it reads further.
According to her attorneys, no such sex tape exists, and she has never had a sexual connection with Kpokpogri.
They claimed that Janemena had been subjected to “public ridicule, odium, and opprobrium in the comity of Isoko women, her business partners, friends, members of her family, and so on” as a result of Dikeh’s “recklessness.”
“The traumatic condition which your publications under reference threw Janemena into caused her miscarriage of her one month old pregnancy,” the letter further stated.
Janemena then asked that Dikeh’s remark be retracted immediately and published in four national publications, as well as an apology and payment of N500 million.
Meanwhile, the dancer has petitioned the Office of the Inspector-General of Police, requesting an inquiry into criminal libel against her.
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