Innocent Idibia, a renowned Nigerian singer, better known as 2Face, has threatened to institute a N1 billion suit against his colleague, Ọlawale Ibrahim Ashimi, popularly known as Brymo, over allegations of assault and defaming his character.
Brymo shared a screenshot of the letter sent to him by 2Face’s legal team via his Twitter page on Thursday.
Brymo had on 4 October in a series of posts on Twitter alleged that 2Face accused him of sleeping with his wife, adding that the “Africa Queen” crooner reportedly sent thugs to beat him up.
Following the publication of the allegations, the “Good Morning” singer said 2Face’s legal representatives have instructed him via a letter to retract his claims, apologise to him and his wife (2Face and wife) and make the apology public on various social media platforms.
The letter, signed by Justin Ige, Managing Partner of Creative Legal, said the failure of Brymo to accede to its client’s demands would force him (2Face) to file a N1 billion suit before a court.
The letter read: “We are solicitors to Mr Innocent (2baba), hereinafter referred to as “our client” and on whose instruction we write.
“Your publication on Twitter that our Client “falsely accused you of sleeping with his wife,” and that our Client “was responsible for the attack” on your person, which attack “was for supposedly bedding his Mrs or for claiming the spot of the greatest artiste alive,” amongst other similar false allegation have been brought to our Client’s notice.
“The baseless and false accusation has caused unspeakable distress to our client and his family. You have also caused estimation to be lowered in the estimation of his friends, business associates and wilder members of the public and further caused him a significant loss of business.
“Our Client will give you the benefit of the doubt, perhaps you were inspired to spew such nonsense after one of such self-confessed episode of “spending days getting high and philandering.” In which case, we demand that within 48 hours of receipt of this letter, you withdraw your statements, and publish on your entire social media accounts an unreserved apology to our Client and his wife.
“Should you fail or refuse to meet our demands, we shall perfect our client’s instruction and pursue redress by seeking no less than one billionaire naira in damages against you in court.”
Responding, Brymo said: “I have received this from Innocent Idibia’s lawyer’s, or so it reads… I’ll advise they go to court, as I insist on all my tweets asserted… they are not ‘nonsense.’”