Onyeka Onwenu Set To Appeal Tony Okoroji N5Million Settlement, Rejects Apology Demand

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July 4, 2016 – Onyeka Onwenu To Chief Tony Okoroji: I Will Not Apologise Or Pay N5Million, Justice Akinkugbe Is Unfair

Onyeka Onwenu Set To Appeal Tony Okoroji N5million Settlement, Says Justice Akinkugbe Is Unfair

Last week, a Lagos High Court ruled that veteran singer Onyeka Onwenu should pay the chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji a fine of N5 million in a defamation lawsuit.

In objection to Hon Justice I. O. Akinkugbe’s orders, Onyeka says the judgment came after an unfair hearing and is ready to file an appeal.

‘The judgment given by Justice Akinkugbe is most unfair and cannot stand. Throughout the trial, the plaintiff’s lawyer kept referring to the fact that I was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party and my appointment to office as Director General of the PDP but that I was serving under an APC Government,’ she told Punch.

Saying she was sure the judgment wouldn’t hold because ‘we were able to dismiss the allegations convincingly and unequivocally,’ the former Director General of the National Center for Women Development maintains she is willing to go any length in getting a fair ruling.

‘I will not apologise and I will not pay any fine. I am guilty of nothing. We have a country where one is allowed to pursue justice and, by God’s grace, justice will be served. If not by Justice Akinkugbe, then certainly by an Appeal Court or even the Supreme Court of Nigeria,’ she further said to the publication.

Onyeka however, says she holds no personal grudge against Tony Okoroji as her issues against him ‘have always been on issues of probity and fair play’.

‘I have been very much there for Okoroji for so long and in many more ways than I care to remember. I respect his intellect and I’ve said so on many fora, but I will not stand by and watch him attempt to destroy the very reputation that he has found and made use of personally and officially in the past. Some of us left the Performing Musicians Employers’ Association of Nigeria for him to run aground, in order to avoid his trouble. He is hoping we will do the same with regard to the Copyright Society of Nigeria. That wish will not be granted,’ she said.

[Sources: Premium Times, NET]

12 thoughts on “Onyeka Onwenu Set To Appeal Tony Okoroji N5Million Settlement, Rejects Apology Demand

  1. These two people has been Lovers for years. Tony is very ungrateful for trying to dump Onyeka. he has benefited from onyeka from bed to business. when he lost his house onyeka gave him shelter, fed him and help rebuild his house.He should kneel down and beg onyeka .let him stop decieving the public with his integrity slogan.

  2. ONYEKA ONWENU – I CONCOR !. 5MILLION KOR 5MILLION NI .WITH DUE RESPECT TO OGA TONY OKOROJI- WHO GAVE YOU THIS ADVICE AGAINST UR LOVELY SISTER HAS DONE YOU NO GOOD . WHY DO YOU PEOPLE LIKE FIGHTING URSELVES FOR ORDINARY MATERIAL THINGS ????.WHERE HV U HEARD A MUSICIAN FROM D NORTH OR A YORUBA MUSICIAN SUING HIS COLLEAGUE FOR ANY REASON ??. PEOPLE KEEP INSTIGATING YOU PEOPLE TO FIGHT AMONGS URSELVES THAT IS WHY D CENTRE CANNOT HOLD .I THINK ONYEKA IS A WRONG NUMBER YOU HV DIALLED .COMMON SENSE IS TOO NECESSARY !!!.

  3. My candid advice to you Ma,is to humble yourself and allow God to fight for you.If indeed you are right ,the truth will surface one day.Anger and fight does not breed anything good but destruction of one’s soul.I wonder why at this old age you guys will now be fighting over respect,when you are suppose to be enjoying the works of your youth.If a person dies,he or she is forgotten,so please take things easy and leave a lasting legacy for your children.

  4. If she’s not guilty, why would she apologize and pay N5M for it too. She should fight for her own right too.

  5. what goes around always comes around , what do you expect from a legendary prostitute woman , that dated almost all the oldies musician example, chris okotie, kng sunny ade , even sunny okosan , so now you want to pity her she just start are punisment there is always nemesis no matter how old your age is.

  6. Beautiful advice by “Konga” and as for you “Olakunle” where you there when she was dating OKOTIE-OKOSUN ans S.ADE ? answer me TATAFO Jealousy where was ***** when Onyeka was practicing tirelessly, rehearsing day and night to make her Albums? Answer me… Mr. Olakunle you have the ****** to her a Prostitute Abi ? No worry very soon we go know whom be *****.

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