Justice Olalekan Oresanya of an Ikeja High Court has awarded N5million damages against musician, Ikuforijimi Olaitan Abdulrahman, a.k.a Oxlade, over a sex tape with a woman he is accused of leaking on social media app, Snapchat.
In a judgement delivered by Justice Oresanya on Tuesday, the singer’s action is was described as “despicable, horrendous, distasteful and classless.”
Recall that the sex tape of the singer had in February 2022, surfaced online without the knowledge and consent of the woman involved in the video.
The video which sparked outrage online, saw the singer apologizing to his fans and to the woman in the involved.
But, the woman, Blessing John, had filed a suit before the Court on March 15, 2022 seeking N20million damages and a declaration that the singer’s act of recording his explicit sexual acts without her knowledge and consent amounted to flagrant contravention of enabling laws and a gross violation of her fundamental rights to dignity, privacy and freedom from discrimination guaranteed under Sections 34 and 37 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended); and Articles 5 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Ratification and Enforcement), Act, CAP A9, LFN, 2004