Celebrities Who Battled It Out In Court

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By  | Jan 10, 2022, 01:00 PM  | Top of The

Celebrities who have been involved in legal scandals
Some celebrities are not the ones to joke with. They have plenty of money to take anyone who tries them to court. These celebrities were not having it and decided to take legal action against other stars for various reasons. The court is the best way celebrities know how to deal with their issues. 

Here are celebs who have been involved in legal scandals: 

Tonto Dikeh and Olakunle Churchill

Olakunle Churchill filed a N500 million lawsuit against his ex-partner Tonto Dikeh in connection with her notorious YouTube videos. 

Tonto was on a roll that day and decided to reveal shocking details about her marriage to businessman Churchill. She documented a three-part YouTube series in May 2019 and spilled all the beans.

The actress made some provocative and indicting claims against her ex-husband in the video series titled 'The Evidence.' She stated that the allegations were among the reasons she ended her marriage

She also claimed that Churchill is into cyber fraud famously known as Yahoo Yahoo. 

Following the claims made by Tonto in the viral videos, Churchill petitioned the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja for court intervention against Tonto.

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Funke Akindele and JJC

Funke Akindele, a Nollywood actress, and her husband, JJC Skillz who is a rapper, were arraigned in court for throwing a birthday party while a Covid-19 lockdown was still in effect.

They both accepted the charges and were asked to pay N100,000 each and ordered 14 days of community service by the court.

The couple was also to "visit 10 important public places throughout Lagos State for the public to be aware of the consequences of not adhering to the restriction order.

It's strange that this couple thought it would be okay to throw a party while the Covid 19 virus was present. They appear to be very irresponsible.

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Naira Marley

Artist Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and his manager, Seyi Awouga, were also charged by the Lagos police command with violating the interstate travel ban during the COVID-19 travel restriction.

On June 13, the controversial singer took a non-essential flight from Lagos to Abuja and back on the same day, for a musical performance in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.

Naira and his manager pleaded guilty and were both charged N100,000 each.

Naira was also among the celebrities who were arrested at Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz's birthday party, for not adhering to the Covid 19 lockdown rules. 

The controversial musician is no stranger to the legal system.


Benjamin Ese, who is a model scout, claimed savvy entrepreneur and crooner  D'banj raped his friend back in 2018, on new year’s eve, at the Glee Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The lady revealed herself after the claims were made and gave her side of the story, of her alleged encounter with D'banj. Benjamin also claimed that the songwriter offered his friend N200,000 to sleep with her but she refused.

He continued to reveal that D'banj obtained the key from the receptionist of the hotel room and raped his friend Ms Babatayo.

Ms Babatayo then went to her lawyers and demanded a public apology from the entertainer.

D'banj was having none of it, and through his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, sued Ms Babatayo, asking for N100 million in compensation for falsely accusing him of rape, and demanding that she pay the sum within 48 hours or face legal action.

D'banj demanded in a letter signed by his lawyer that his accuser write an apology and withdraw her statement and have it published in four national dailies.

Naijalebrity is still keeping an eye on this case for any further updates.

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Hafsat Idris

According to Daily Trust Reports, actor Hafsat Idris was recently sued by UK Entertainment, a film production company, for collecting N1.3 million to appear in a television series but failing to fulfill the terms of the agreement reportedly signed by both parties.

The production company requested that the court award N10 million in damages.

Hafsat Idris is considered one of the richest actors in the Kannywood film industry. She has featured in movies like Barauniya which saw her win an award for best female actress. 

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