Prophet Adegoke Jeremiah, also known as Billion Dollars Prophet, has demanded N20 million from Chef Dammy for defamation of character. Chef Dammy had accused Jeremiah of harassment and bullying on social media. In a letter from Jeremiah’s lawyers, he demanded a retraction of the “libelous” statement and payment of N20 million in damages. The lawyers confirmed the authenticity of the letter but stated it was not meant for public consumption. They served Chef Dammy the letter privately, requesting a retraction of her statement within seven days, and may commence a lawsuit if she fails to comply.
A cleric based in Ekiti State, Prophet Adegoke Jeremiah, also known as Billion Dollars Prophet, has requested N20 million from Damilola Adeparusi, more commonly known as Chef Dammy, for damaging his reputation.
Chef Dammy had called out Jeremiah on her Instagram page, accusing him of harassment.
She claimed that Jeremiah had been threatening and bullying her for several months following her cook-a-thon in June 2023.
In a letter dated October 23, 2023, Jeremiah, through his lawyers, Busayo Sule & Co. Legal Practitioners, demanded a retraction of Chef Dammy’s “libelous” statement made on social media, as well as a payment of N20 million for damages.
The letter stated, “In view of the incalculable damage you have done to the good reputation of our client, we demand a retraction of the libelous statement on all social media platforms, particularly your Instagram page, and in two widely read national newspapers.
“Additionally, we are demanding a sum of N20,000,000:00 (Twenty Million Naira Only) as damages for the act of defamation against our client.
“Take notice that you have seven (7) days from the date of service of this letter, inclusive of the date of service, to comply with our demand. Failure to do so will result in legal action.”
Our correspondent spoke with Ezekiel Oluwabusayo, a representative of Busayo Sule & Co. Legal Practitioners, who confirmed the authenticity of the document circulating online.
However, Oluwabusayo added that the document was never intended to be released on social media.
Oluwabusayo stated, “It was supposed to be a private document. Who released it online? I also spoke to her (Chef Dammy), asking how the letter surfaced online.
“We served her the letter with the expectation that she would retract the libelous statement she made on her Instagram page last week, that’s all.
“We wrote her a letter, but it’s not meant to be publicly disclosed. We asked her to retract the statement within seven days. We have not yet initiated a lawsuit against her. We may start the case after seven or fourteen days.
“Yes, the letter was from our law firm, but it was not intended for public consumption.”