Toke Makinwa’s estranged husband, Maje Ayida has hired British lawyers to sue Toke Makinwa over her tell all book ‘On Becoming’ which he says is an “exaggerated fabrication”. He has also asked her to stop the sales of the book and all forms of promotional activities.
According to Maje, it is untrue that he gave Toke Makinwa a sexually transmitted disease in the past or at any stage in their relationship. It is also“highly misleading” for Toke’s book to allege that Maje “did not financially contribute adequately” to their marriage. TheCable.ng, reports that Maje’s lawyers have also sent the on-air-personality, a “letter of demand” which says Toke Makinwa’s book contains “defamatory words”. See the demand letter below.
Toke Makinwa’s tell-all 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 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.
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. “The publicity sought by you has been relentless, and limitless,” said Adebowale Kamoru in the letter of demand, on behalf of Pinheiro LP.