Singer, Deezell, sues Kannywood actress Maryam Booth, others over defamation


Singer, Ibrahim Rufai, popularly known as Deezell, has dragged Kannywood actress, Maryam Muhammad Ado, popularly known as Maryam Booth, and five others to court.

The 26-year-old actress had accused Deezell, 32, her former lover, of leaking a nude video of her, an allegation which he denied.

Deezell threatened to sue the actress unless she retracted her statement.

The singer released a statement on Instagram on Saturday announcing he was charging Maryam and five others to court for “criminal defamation, inciting public disturbance, criminal conspiracy, insulting and abusive language…”

The other defendants in the case are Maryam Obaje, and four others whose real name are not known – Sarki, Imam Anas, Auwal Fulani Kid and @UnscramZ. Deezell accuses them of posting false stories about him on Twitter.

Maryam Booth is yet to respond to the lawsuit.