Entertainment reporter Stella Dimoko Korkus wrote on her blog yesterday that she received a mail from the lawyers of popular Lagos based businessman and Monalisa Chinda's new beau, Lanre Nzeribe, asking her to retract a story she wrote on her blog and tender an unreserved apology or face a N500million
lawsuit for defamation.
Below is what she wrote on her blog...
I opened my email and right there in my junkmail was this petition asking me to tender an apology or they will sue for Five hundred million naira(only?) if i do not tender a public apology on my blog in 48hours for what the lawyer terms slander.
First of all your petition referred to me as ''Dear Sir'' and my name is spelt in the saving jpeg as 'Stelladimokorus...''...Sorry to correct you oh,I am not a ''Sir'' and my name is as found on the blog ''STELLADIMOKO-KORKUS.
Let me categorically state it here that I refuse to be scared into a chickens nest by Mr Lanre Nzeribe your client.....I am sure you people can use google and can find other stories where those names you mentioned in your petition exist.There is no where in my memo that says''Lanre dated any Stella Damasus ''
so there is nothing to take back.
If ''Mrs Stella Damasus is married to Emeka Nzeribe'' how come she is Mrs with her maiden name?Shouldn't it be Stella Damasus-Nzeribe?
You claim your client is Stella's husbands cousin and they are still married? The same law which gives Mr lanre freedom of association also applies to me...A Nigerian citizen.
The memo i sent Mr Lanre Nzeribe and his (new) girlfriend Monalisa Chinda is HERE and I have re-read it and would like to know exactly what part i should be apologising for in the memo and if ''reverse'' means to delete..
You say Sir that ''a word is enough for the wise'' and I totally agree with you 100PERCENT!
I await your humble response and also use this opportunity to tell you that I no get five hundred million naira but if found guilty i can do community service in your clients house since if you squeeze me i cannot cough out the chicken change you want to ask for..
Thank you Sir(s)
PS----Please hurry with your Response Sir.and pardon any Mistakes,I am not as Learned as you and i was too much in a hurry to reply you in case una increase the money to ten hundred million naira.God Bless