popular nigeria musician Tuface is suing ICON Weekly magazine for
libel over the story they publish alleging that he impregnated a
female banker in Lagos, just few months after his elaborate marriage
Sources at the Ikeja High Court just said the Media/Entertainment Law
Firm of L&A – Legal Consultants has filed libel proceedings on behalf
of Innocent "Tuface" Idibia against the soft sell magazine, Icon
weekly, praying the Court to award their client the sum of N100,000.00
(One Hundred Million Naira ) being damages for the libelous
publication posted on the magazine's online and print platforms.
You will recall that sometime in March 2014, a story went viral;
alleging that Tuface committed adultery and impregnated yet another
woman, this time his account officer in one of the new generation
banks and that infact, the lady had every intention to keep the
Apparently, the story turned out to be completely false and only
concocted by Icon weekly to drive traffic to themselves/boost sales.
(A cheap publicity stunt which may end up costing the magazine dearly)
We tried to contact L&A – Legal Consultants and 960 Media to shed more
light on the matter but they declined commenting.
However a source close to both organizations stated that "it is unfair
for anyone to tarnish someone else's image in order to make profit"
the source said further that " a lot of these soft sell magazines and
blogs must learn to verify stories before publishing as they may be
very damaging to the innocent victim".
The false story was said to have made Tuface loose a very lucrative
deal and caused ripples between him and his wife. As at Friday we
understand that ICON weekly had approached Tuface's team for
discussions on a possible out of court settlement