Popular on-air personality, Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze, has been ordered to pay a sum of N5m for committing adultery by a High Court in Port Harcourt.
The broadcaster was reported to have committed adultery with his lover, Benedicta Elechi, who was married to Paul Odekina.
The presiding Judge, Hon Justice Akpughinum, ruled that Daddy Freeze should pay a sum of N5m to Paul Odekina as “damages for depriving Odekina amiable consort of his wife”.
In the law suit with the no PHC/403MC/2012, Benedicta Odekina nee Elechi was listed as the petitioner and cross petitioner, Mr Odekina as first respondent and cross petitioner and Mr Olarinde (Daddy Freeze) as the co-respondent.
It was written, “The sum of N5,000,000 is awarded against Ifedayo Olarinde as damages for depriving the cross petitioner of the amiable consort of his wife and for injury suffered as a result of his adultery with the petitioner/cross respondent.
The court then decided to dissolve the marriage between Paul and Benedicta because of Benedicta’s affair with Daddy Freeze.
Benedica was then ordered to hand over the birth certificates and the passports of the children, as Paul was granted custody of the childrenn, announcing that she was incapable in character and morals to bring up children, referring to her confession of her love affair with Daddy Freeze.
Furthermore, the court rejected Benedicta’s request seeking for N1.5m monthly upkeep, Annual vacation abroad, 1 Brand new car every 3 years, share in the family estate and lots more, as compensation for not establishing any of of her claims.
The court then finally ruled that the adopted child of the Benedicta and Paul, who is the biological daughter of Benedicta’s sister, should remain in custody of both Benedicta and Paul.
Recall that Daddy Freeze was formerly married to a lady named Opeyemi, the duo later separated due to his extramarital affair. Their marriage was then later dissolved in 2019 by a Lagos High Court.
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