Popular Nigerian dancer, Janemena, has now decided to press the issue between her and Tonto Dikeh further by taking legal action.
In a new development, the married dancer has reportedly petitioned the inspector general of police over defamation of her character and cyberstalking allegedly carried out by Tonto Dikeh.
According to reports from Stella Dimoko Korkus, in a petition written by Jane Mena’s legal team, R. A. Igelige, Esq of Felix, Igelige & Associates, it was alleged that Tonto had claimed her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Egbri aka Prince Kpokpogri, had intimate tapes of the married dancer to use in blackmailing her.
Janemena’s solicitors noted that Tonto’s claim was taken to mean that the dancer was cheating on her husband, had amorous relationships with Kpokpogri while being married, she had and distributed the intimate tapes, and that Kpokpogri had these tapes which could be used to blackmail Mena anytime soon.
Not stopping there, Jane’s lawyers noted that Tonto’s ill-motivated post had brought ridicule to their client among Isoko women, her family and friends.
The popular dancer through her lawyers has now demanded for a public apology and retraction to be posted by Tonto on her social media pages as well as in four major newspapers. Not stopping there, it was also noted that the actress is to pay the sum of N500m for the damages done by her publication.
“Immediate retraction of your publications under reference in and by all social media platforms where you have accounts, to wit: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc, publication of the retraction of your aforesaid publications in four national dailies in Nigeria, tender unreserved apology to our client Mrs. Usiwo Orezimena Jane popularly known as “Janemena” in respect of the malicious publication – subject matters of this letter – through a personal letter signed by you, publication of the letter of apology in all social media platforms where you have account(s), to wit: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, publication of the letter of apology over your aforesaid publications in four national dailies in Nigeria, and payment of the sum of N500,000,000 (Five Hundred Million Naira) to our client through our law office as exemplary damages for the malicious publications.”
It was further stated that if Tonto did not make a formal retraction of her statement as well as pay the requested sum, legal action would be taken against her in a court.