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Friday, 31 May 2019

Judge Adjourned Hearing Of Defamation Case Filed By 2Face As Blackface Lawyer Absent In Court

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The Ikeja High Court, Lagos yesterday stopped the N53 million defamation suit filed by the music superstar Innocent Idibia fondly called 2face and his manager, Efe Omorogbe, against Augustine Ahmedu, aka Blackface.

When the matter came up yesterday before Justice Josephine Oyefeso, counsel to the defence was not available.
Tuface’s counsel, Mr. Opeyemi Owolabi, told the court that the business of the day was hearing of the notice of preliminary objection.
Owolabi told the court that the absence of the defendant had no bearing since the defence did not file any response to the application before the court.
He reminded the court that the application had been pending since April 17 and that the defence counsel had three months to do the needful.
Owolabi contended that his absence should not have any bearing on the matter since there were other lawyers in his chambers.
He, therefore, asked the court for N100,000 as cost.
The trial judge, Justice Oyefeso, however, informed the claimants’ counsel that the defence counsel had written to the court, attributing his absence to an ailment that led to abdominal surgery.
She said the defence had asked for an adjournment.
Blackface had accused 2Face Idibia of copyright theft, alleging that he remains the original owner of 2Face’s ‘Let Somebody Love You’.
He claimed to have written the song while both of them were in the now defunct musical group, Plantashun Boyz.
Justice Oyefeso, therefore, adjourned the matter till October 2 for the hearing of the motion on notice.


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