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Jane Mena sues Tonto Dikeh for Cyberstalking and Defamation, demands N500M

Popular Instagram dancer, Usiwo Orezimena Jane, popularly known as JANEMENA, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police over alleged cyberstalking and criminal defamation of her character by Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh.

The petition written on her behalf by her solicitors, Rockson Igelige, of Felix, Igelige & Associates, alleged that the actress 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.

Janemena’s solicitor described Dikeh’s posts as damaging and malicious. Jane, through her lawyers, is seeking an immediate retraction of the said publications by Dikeh on her social media handles and a publication of the retraction in four national dailies in Nigeria.

They have also asked that Dikeh tender an unreserved apology to Janemena in respect of the malicious publication and pay the sum of N500,000 (Five Hundred Million Naira) to their client as exemplary damages for the malicious publications after Janemena claimed that due to Dikeh’s allegation and the trauma it caused, she suffered a miscarriage, losing her one-month pregnancy.

The petition reads in parts;

“We write you this letter to demand your immediate retraction of your publication referred to above, render an unreserved apology to her and pay her N500m as compensation for the callous publications.

These malicious publications and in the context in which it was made, meant and Janemena understood it to mean the following amongst other things:

Janemena who is a married woman had and is still having an amorous or sexual relationship with Prince Kpokpogri (referred to in the publications as Joseph Egbri) who is not Jamena’s husband. 

2. Janemena is cheating on her lawful husband. 

3. Janemena has sex tapes. 

4. Janemena distributes sex tapes. 5. Janemena’s sex tapes (old and very recent ones) are in possession of PRINCE KPOKPOGRI (Joseph Egbri) with which he will use to blackmail our client any moment from now.

They also said, “The reckless and ill-motivated publications have brought Janemena to public ridicule, odium, and opprobrium in the comity of Isoko women, her business associates, friends, members of her family.

If we do not receive your formal retraction, letter of apology and the sum demanded above within one month of the receipt of this letter, we shall commence legal action (civil and criminal) against you in a court of competent jurisdiction to seek redress for Janemena (our client).

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