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Defiant Onyeka Onwenu says she won’t apologise to Tony Okoroji



Defiant Onyeka Onwenu says she won’t apologise to Tony Okoroji
By Ahmed Boulor
Elegant stallion, Ms. Onyeka Onwenu, has reacted to a judgement delivered against her by a judge of the Ikeja High Court, Justice I. O. Akinkugbe, which ordered the ex- Director General of the National Centre for Women Development to pay the sum of N5m to Tony Okoroji and also tender a public apology after the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) boss filed a law suit against her for character defamation.
Onyeka who commented extensively on the ruling, said Hon Justice I. O. Akinkugbe’s judgment came after an unfair hearing and she 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 People’s 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.
Continuing, the veteran musician further informed in the publication that she will not apologise or pay the fine ordered by the court; ‘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.”

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