On Air Personality Ifedayo Olarinde alias Daddy Freeze has said he will appeal a Rivers State High Court ruling that demands he pays the sum of N5 million for adultery with a woman named Benedicta Elechi.
The 44-year-old revealed this in a YouTube video on Sunday.
He said it was issued in his absence as he was never served by the court.
Daddy Freeze said he will head to an appeal court, pointing out that the judgement is not final until it is decided at the Supreme Court.
“Many of you would have been surprised as I was to wake up one morning and see a judgement from a Rivers State High Court. Well, the court never served me, so the judgement was obtained in my absence.
“What we will do now is go straight to the Appeal Court. A lot of people are unaware that the judgement is not final until it gets to the Supreme Court. I’m very confident in the judiciary system, and I do believe that I will receive a fair judgement,” he said.
Justice Akpughunum on February 18, ordered Daddy Freeze to pay the money to Paul Odekina who was married to Elechi at the time of the incident.
Listed in the suit with no PHC/403MC/2012 are Benedicta Odekina nee Elechi as the petitioner and cross petitioner, Mr Odekina as first respondent and cross petitioner and Mr Olarinde (Daddy Freeze) as the co-respondent.
Part of the document read: “The sum of N5,000,000 is awarded against Ifedayo Olarinde (the 2nd Cross Respondent to the Cross Petition) as damages for depriving the Cross Petitioner of the amiable consort of his wife (Petitioner/1st Cross Respondent) and for injury suffered as a result of his adultery with the Petitioner/Cross Respondent.
“An Order of injunction is hereby granted, preventing Ifedayo Olarinde ― the Co-Respondent to the Cross Petition ― from having access or dealing whatsoever with the children of the marriage until they attain the age of majority.
The judge then proceeded to dissolve the marriage between Paul and Benedicta.
Paul was granted custody of the children produced in the marriage while Benedicta was ordered to hand over the children’s passports and birth certificates.