The request was made of Makinwa by Maje Ayida, who’s lawyers have also sent the on-air-personality, a “letter of demand.”
Makinwa’s book, On Becoming, had detailed her account of her relationship/marriage to Ayida, a fitness expert.
In the book, the television personality accused Ayida of giving her sexually transmitted diseases, being a serial cheat and committing adultery.
The legal documents describe the book as nothing but “exaggerated fabrication”.
The book which was published November 27, 2016, by Kachifo Limited, was said to contain “defamatory words”.
TheCable Lifestyle has learned that Maje Ayida has hired law firms in both the United Kingdom and Nigeria to handle the case.
They are Carter-Ruck, a leading defamation law firm in the UK to top figures like Simon Cowell, Elton John and Chelsea FC while Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) of Pineiro LP is heading the legal front in Nigeria.
THE BONE OF CONTENTION
According to the letter of demand sent to Makinwa, her estranged husband was said to have “requested legal separation” from her “within 6 months” of their marriage in January 2014 — “when it became clear that the marriage was breaking down”.
Makinwa was alleged to have signed a legal separation agreement in July 2014, TheCable Lifestyle was informed.
The letter said it was well documented that Makinwa and Ayida had agreed to separate by July 2014, which the book failed to record.
“The book misleadingly describes the circumstances at the time,” the letter read.
Pinheiro LP, the Nigerian law firm, said it was untrue that Maje had given her an “STI in the past or at any stage in their relationship.”
The law firm also noted that it was “highly misleading” for the book to allege that Maje “did not financially contribute adequately” to the marriage. Read More