Founder of Spirit Word Global Mission in Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State Prophet Adegoke Jeremiah has demanded the sum of N20 million from chef Damilola Adeparusi, better known as Chef Dammy, alleging defamation.
This comes after Chef Dammy called out the cleric on social media, saying he should be held responsible if anything happens to her.
The cook also said, four months after her unverified 120-hour cook-a-thon, that Jeremiah had been threatening and bullying her.
However, in a letter dated October 23, 2023 and signed by his lawyers at Bisayo Sule & Co Legal Practitioners, the clergyman demanded a retraction of the statement on social media and two widely read national dailies and payment of a sum of N22 million for damages.
Part of the letter read, “In view of the incalculable damage you have done to the good reputation of our client, we demand a retraction of the libelous statement on all the social media particularly your Instagram page, and two (2) widely read national dailies.
“Additionally, we are demanding a sum of (Twenty Million Naira Only).
“N20,000,000:00 being Damages for the act of Defamation against our client.
“Take notice that you have seven (7) days from the date of service of this letter on you, the date of service inclusive to comply with our demand.
“Failure of which we shall not hesitate to seek a redress in the court of law.”