By Uche Amunike
Music Executive, Soso Sobrekon has slammed a N500 million law suit on musician, Harrison Okiri, popular known as Harrisong for defamation of character, alleging that Harrisong accused him of hiring assassins to kill him.
Speaking, during an interview aired on YouTube, in the program, Frankly Speaking, partly hosted by comedian, Nedu, Harrisong discussed the issue of fake friendships in the Nigerian entertainment industry and maintained that a lot of people who were believed to be his friends were indeed, ‘real enemies’ plotting his downfall.
Hear him: ‘90% of all the friendships are fake. There are people I’ve been working with for years. If you call their names you go say na Harry guy be this. Dem no be my guy’.
He further stated: ‘As a matter of fact, those are my real enemies. If you see Soso now, you’ll say Soso is my friend. Soso is not my friend, Soso is my enemy. He sent people to come and kill me in Port Harcort, no jokes. Ask my team, ask everyone.’
When the anchor asked him if he had proof to back up his statement, Harrisong retorted: ‘I have evidence, I have videos, I have pictures. This is no joke. You’ll say he is my friend, he’s not my friend. He wants to kill me.’
In reaction, Soso Sobrekon has slammed Harrisong with a law suit, asking for compensation to the tune of N500 million.
In the notice, which was titled ‘Request For Immediate Retraction, An Apology, And Payment Of Damages In The Sum Of N500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira) Only For The Libelous Publication Made Of And Concerning The Person Of Mr. Soso Soberekon On All Social Media Platforms’ which he passed through his lawyers to Harrisong, he demanded a retraction of the statement, an apology and N500 million as compensation.
It partly read: ‘It is our client’s further briefing which we verily believed that on the 3rd day of October, 2022 he started receiving strange calls and messages from his friends, family members and colleagues on how you falsely accused him of trying to kill you in all social media platforms.’
‘You went to a live Television program (Frankly Speaking) alleging that our client is not your friend that he tried killing you in Port Harcourt without any justification.’
It further stated: ‘Our client has consequently directed us to request for a retraction of the said publication and an apology to be published in two newspapers and several online news millets not later than seven days of the delivery of this letter and also the payment of the sum of N500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira) as damages and compensation for the malicious publications made against our client.’
‘TAKE NOTICE that if you fail to heed the request of our Client within seven days of the receipt of this letter, we shall be constrained to proceed to the court of law against you for exemplary damages for injurious falsehood and malicious publication made of and concerning our client’.