Today, 22nd October 2021, the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division delivered a considered judgment in the defamation action filed by Dr. Olukoya and his wife through their Solicitor, Mrs Shubha Nath and their Barristers- Jonathan Price Esq., against Maureen Badejo in London.
The judgment finds Maureen Badejo liable for defamation and ordered her to:
(a) Pay six-figure damages in Pounds Sterling to both Dr. and Mrs. Olukoya, and
(b) Publish a summary of this judgment across nine of her social media channels for a period of ten consecutive days as a corrective measure and as a means of ensuring that her misguided and misinformed audience get to know about the Court’s decision.
In awarding them judgment and damages, the Court recognized the intense, malicious and relentless campaign waged by Maureen against the Olukoyas with whom she had no previous acquaintance or even the opportunity of a chance meeting.
The court observed that the unjustified attack was widely publicized and had harmed the character, professional integrity and reputation of the Olukoyas yet Maureen had neither apologized nor shown any remorse for her actions.
It will be recalled that the court had earlier granted an order of injunction restraining Badejo from broadcasting further defamatory matters against the couple and adjourned to take evidence on the questions of defamation, damages and ancillary reliefs.
While returning all glory to God almighty for this vindication of their name and integrity, Dr. and Mrs. Olukoya wish to appreciate all those who stood by them throughout this ordeal. God bless you all.
Courtesy: Daniel Olukoya’s Page