Famous Nigerian entertainer, Kizz Daniel has sued popular newspaper, Vanguard, over the recent rape scandal involving a Common Wealth of Zion Assembly, COZA senior pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo and Timi’s wife, Busola Dakolo.
According to the singers lawyers, the newspaper made a publication which said Kizz Daniel reacted to the trending story.
A letter sent to the newspaper contained the header of the publication and the link. The headline read; “Celebrities have no right to judge pastor Biodun Fatotinbo – Kizz Daniel”.
The letter also listed a couple of things written by the newspaper about the singer (Kizz Daniel) which placed him in bad light.
The singers counsel has come out to defend its client. The letter also says Kizz Daniel never commented on the ongoing rape crisis to Vangaurd or any other medium.
The legal document reads in part;
Libellous Publication against Mr. Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe – “Celebrities have no right to judge Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo – Kizz Daniel”.
We act as solicitors to Oluwatobi Daniel Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel (“Our Client”) on whose instructions we write to you. Our Client’s attention had been draen to a report – “Celebrities have no right to judge Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo – Kizz Daniel” which appeared in the Vanguard Daily of 3 July 2019 and also circulated on your online platform. A careful perusal of the said publication (a print of same is attached herein) suggests that out client voiced his opinion on the popular controversy between Busola Dakolo and Pastor Bidoun Fatoyinbo criticizing other celebrities that aired their views on the controversy to the views on the controversy to the extent that the views of other celebrities are “more of subjective / sentimental empathy rather than from objective reasoning” and those celebrities are “brainless”and “hypocrites” to “judge Pastor Fatoyinbo or take sides with Busola Dakolo”.
Futhermore, the libelious publication also stated that our client considers Wizkid as the only celebrity with a “brain” in Nigeria. Conclusively, the publication suggests that ou client does not show any form of enphaty towards Busola Dakolo and allegedly labelled her as someone who ‘Obviously needs fame”. Firstly, our client, who has and is still on tour in the United States of America didi not at any material time whatsoever air any opinion on the controversy either to Vanguard or through any other platform whatsoever whether written or oral. Secondly the statement credited to him are utterly false, damaging of his personality and at gross variance with our client’s values”