Monday, 30 April 2012

asa slams a N700m lawsuit against a nigerian celebrity magazine

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On Thursday, April 26, 2012 the very popular Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa made her first court appearance at the on-going N700m lawsuit brought by her against a celebrity magazine ‘News of the People‘.

The soul singer, her manager Janet Nwose and other reps arrived at the Lagos High Court a few minutes before 10AM. She didn’t answer any questions the few reporters who were present.

‘I expect the judge to handle the matter in the best way she deems it fit‘, Janet Nwose told NET when asked about her expectation of results from the proceedings.

The case which eventually started hours later didn’t last up to five minutes as the defendant – publisher of the magazine Loye Hamzat and his counsel were missing in court. Asa’s counsel from Abraham and CO. then pleaded to the judge stating if the case  has to be moved, the adjournment should be close because his clients, the claimant (Asa) does not reside in the country.

Presiding judge Justice A.J Coker then adjourned the case to  May 3, 2012.

‘Asa is a law abiding citizen, that’s why she’s here. We hope things work out the right way as it should‘, Adebola Williams of RED Media explained.

Asa had slammed the lawsuit against the celebrity magazine on November 22, 2010, after they published an article portraying the musician as a homosexual.


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