Rockson Igelige, lawyer of the popular Nigerian dancer, Janemena, has debunked claims that they reached out to controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, to beg her for settlement.
This follows several reports that suggested that Janemena and her Lawyer reached out to Tonto Dikeh for amicable settlement of their case.
Lawyer Igelige, reacting to the claims described it as a ”desperate self-massage to downplay the gravity of her dire legal situation”.
Mr. Igelige and his team, in a statement, dissociated themselves from the said “ghost lawyers” that supposedly reached out to beg her on the matter.
The lawyer also insisted that Tonto is ”liable for her reckless claims and must face the wrath of the law”.
The statement partly read, ”Desperately fishing for a way out of the legal logjam she has fixed herself by leveling grave allegations against Janemena regarding non-existent sex tapes allegedly made with one Kpokpogri, Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has taken to social media saying some ghost lawyers had reached out to her.
”Whichever lawyers reached out to Tonto Dikeh as published by Legit. ng were doing so at their ulterior motives, saying Felix, Igelige, and Associates have a solid case against Tonto Dikeh regarding her grave allegations which she must prove and be eagerly waiting to see the actress in court”.
Mr. Igelige, however, advised the actress in her own interest to implement recommendations contained in the letter addressed to her to save herself the humiliation of a legal thrashing rather than make vain attempts to paint a false picture on social media.
He said the case she was facing was not a subject for social media mediation but a serious one that would determine her future as a person and celebrity.
Tonto, who was recently appointed the brand ambassador of an Abuja-based online grocery store, is yet to comment on the matter. However, in previous Instagram posts, Dikeh said she was standing by her sex tape claims.
“I am not as dumb as your boyfriend. So, I wouldn’t be releasing your tape nor your call. See you in court!”
It can be recalled that Tonto, whose tumultuous love affair with Prince Kpokpogri ended in September, slammed the dancer, revealing that her ex-lover saved her sex tape on his smartphone.
This led Tonto Dikeh, and Janemena engaging in a war of words on Instagram for nearly a month. Janemena later petitioned the Inspector-General of Police over alleged cyberstalking and criminal defamation of her character by Tonto.
Janemena’s lawyers asked that Tonto tenders an unreserved apology to their client in respect to a malicious publication made by Tonto Dikeh against the dancer. Tonto is also to pay the sum of 500 million Naira as exemplary damages for the malicious publications.
The petition, written on her behalf by her solicitors, alleged that the actress, Tonto Dikeh published in her social media handles, purported voice notes suggesting that her ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri, had Janemena’s sex tapes and nude photos on his smartphone.