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More ‘Messy’ Details Emerge On Aliko Dangote Legal Battle With Girlfriend

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More details have emerged in the lawsuit Africa’s richest man, Alike Dangote filed at a Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, U.S. against his former American girlfriend, Autumn Spikes, who exposed a part of his body via a social media post.

According to documents obtained by PremiumTimes, the wealthy businessman used the pseudonym, John Doe, with AD, which stands for the ‘acronym’ for his name, Aliko Dangote, as his alias.

One of the court documents filed by the plaintiff on January 22, is titled, ‘Complaint petition for declaratory judgment complaint for (about) extortion petition for injunctive relief’.

It stated that Mr Dangote’s “business acumen has made him a target for coercion by the defendant”, adding that Ms Spikes demanded “meritless claims of $5 million” in the nature of “palimony to which she is not legally entitled”.

Palimony is an amount of money a law court orders someone to pay regularly to a former partner whom they were living with but were not married to.

“Autumn Spikes has made a demand that the plaintiff pays her five million dollars ($5,000,000.00) as shown in Exhibit 1,” Mr Dangote’s court document states.

Naija News recalls that Miss Spikes on Instagram shared a video of herself and Mr Dangote on a couch draped in an orange blanket fiddling with his mobile phone amidst clearly exposed buttocks.

She tagged @Iambealewis, another lady who had earlier cried out about her relationship with Mr Dangote.

She wrote; “@iambealewis Sis come to miami let’s have fun.”

She also shared photos of Mr. Dangote alighting from a luxury plane in a private hanger, (now deleted) calling herself repeatedly as a ‘ForbesListSugarBabe’ in an apparent reference to her lover’s status amongst an elite list of world’s billionaires

She later claimed her action was aimed at helping Mr. Dangote ”clear his name of the embarrassment caused by another ex-mistress of the businessman, Bea Lewis, who exposed their intimate affairs on social media”.

Mr Dangote who had tried to quickly end his relationship with Ms. Spikes asked his former mistress for a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) about their affair.

But through her representatives, Ms. Spikes demanded $5 million in exchange for the NDA.

The demand was followed by an email by Mr. Dangote’s lawyer, Mr. Fleisher, to Ms. Spikes’ lawyer, Paul Petruzzi, on January 13, asking for “the basis of Ms. Spikes’ demand”.

Responding to Mr Fleisher’s email, Mr Petruzzi described the affair between his client and the billionaire as “an ongoing initimate relationship for nearly the entire past decade since she was pretty young”.

Mr Petruzzi added in the email that ”the relationship was quite involved and pretty interesting” and insisted that Mr Dangote must pay his client the sum of $5 million in exchange for the NDA.

He stated, “For whatever reason, your client broke off the relationship as soon as one of his other ‘conquests’ broke her silence.

“Your client now wants my client to sign an NDA and, through his representatives, offered her money to do so.

“While I appreciate your client’s desire to continue to exercise his control over mine, she will only agree to the NDA proposed by your client in exchange for the lump sum of 5 million dollars.”

Mr Dangote filed the email exchange as Exhibit 1 in his suit.

The wealthy man noted in his suit that Ms Spikes had in the past requested financial assistance from him to start up a business.

He said he agreed to grant her the assistance on the condition that it would remain confidential.

His court document read in part, “Autumn Spikes demanded from the plaintiff assistance as an entrepreneur in a start-up business when there was no loan commitment, nor oral or written promise.

“The plaintiff once announced an oral willingness to provide entrepreneurial assistance to Autumn Spikes on the condition that it be confidential and private.”

He said he later started seeing social media posts and planned media talk shows “done to expose him and make his life miserable if he fails to comply with the demand for $5,000,000.”

“John Doe’s generosity toward Autumn Spikes, if any, has been breached by Autumn Spikes’ exposure and solicitations to talk show media if he fails to pay her meritless demands,” he added.

Dangote said his “generosity toward Autumn Spikes, if any, has been breached by Autumn Spikes’ exposure and solicitations to media talk shows if he fails to pay her meritless demands.”

He maintained that ”he had the right to stop being generous to her and demand a refund of the funds he had given her to assist her business in the past”.

Aliko Dangote said she also threatened to take the matter to social media, including, Facebook and Instagram.

He stated, “Autumn Spikes continues illegal demands for a plaintiff to pay her what he does not owe her, under threat he will be a victim of nasty and/or untrue publicity in order to induce payment of support, in the form of alimony, and as if she was married to the plaintiff.

“Defendant has threatened communications on social media, Facebook, Instagram, and otherwise.

“John Doe has a right to terminate his generosity and to obtain from Autumn Spikes a refund of the monies he had given her to assist her in starting up a business.”

The business mogul is asking the court to grant ”a non-jury trial, damages, an award of refund of all of those monies she claims plaintiff paid her, court costs and such remedies as available under the law”.

He also asked the court to restrain the defendant from demanding “payment in exchange for non-disclosure of their relationship”.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.

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Nollywood Actor, Edochie Sends Message To Sheikh Gumi

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Nigerian actor and politician, Yul Edochie, has condemned renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi for asking Nigerians to stop addressing bandits as criminals.

Edochie in a three minutes video published on his YouTube page on Friday morning, February 26 described as ‘total nonsense’ Sheikh Gumi’s statement on how Nigerians should address the Fulani killer herdsmen.

The actor stated that a spade must be called a spade if Nigeria must move forward. He said we must be ready to identify the truth and speak the truth irrespective of who is involved.

Edochie said there are bound to be agitation from anywhere and a good leader must be ready to look into the situation. He, however, condemned moving around with firearms, killing, raping and assault of innocent Nigerians by the Fulani killer herdsmen.

He described the herder’s activities as criminals and hence they should be treated as criminals.

See the video below as Edochie slammed the Gumi for defending the bandits:

Meanwhile, the abductors of the 27 students and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, has revealed the location of their sponsors.

Naija News reports that the bandits revealed this while warning a negotiator against rescue moves by the vigilantes and other security agencies in the state.

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Bandits Demand N100m To Free UI Undergraduate Student

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The parents of Emmanuel Odetunde, a student of Sociology at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State who was abducted by bandits have been asked to pay N100m for their child’s freedom.

Naija News understands that the undergraduate student was taken away by the unknown gunmen who invaded his father’s farmland in Oke Odan, Apete area of the state capital on Monday, February 22.

Reports had it that Odetunde was abducted after four suspected herders stormed their farm and demanded his father. They, however, went away with the young man after workers on the farmland told the gunmen that the father is not around.

The victim’s brother, Samuel told newsmen that the abductors had reached out to the family, demanding N100m ransom. Although Samuel said the safety of his brother was paramount, he added that the family could not raise the huge amount.

Responding to the situation when contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said in a statement that the police “are working alongside other security operatives to ensure that the victim returns safely from the den of his abductors.”

“We will also ensure that the kidnappers are captured having deployed a police tactical team, including an anti-kidnapping squad that will help in the rescue mission,” the PPRO added.

Meanwhile, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has taken to social media to mock the Nigeria Police Force and Army over reprisal attack by citizens.

Kanu in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Friday morning, February 26 said the security agencies are now enjoying what they sowed during the Obigbo and Lekki Toll Gate incidents that caused the loss of lives a few months ago, Naija New reports.

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Biafra: How Nigerian Army Tried To Assassinate IPOB’s Lawyer – Nnamdi Kanu

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The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the Nigerian Army of allegedly attempting to assassinate Barrister Chukwuemeka Okoroafor.

In a press statement released to newsmen on Thursday by the spokesperson of IPOB, Emma Powerful, Nnamdi Kanu claimed that Okoroafor was ambushed by men who came out of a white Hilux truck on Suleja-Bida highway on Thursday and opened fire on his car.

He said the lawyer was leaving Alpha Military Commando Base in Suleja where he had gone to confirm an intelligence report regarding some Biafran agitators detained by the Nigerian Army, when he was attacked.

Nnamdi Kanu said: “Barrister Okoroafor went to the Alpha Military Commando Base in Suleja to confirm intelligence reports from credible sources that civilians being held at this military detention camp are all missing Biafrans, including Elvis Ngozi and 109 others.

“Upon exiting this facility and into Suleja-Bida Road, an unmarked white Hilux truck pulled up by the side of his vehicle and opened fire on him in an effort to kill him. The same thing they did to Barrister Ejiofor about two years ago when they invaded his country home in a similar state-sponsored attempt to assassinate him.

“Barrister Okoroafor told me that before leaving the base, he discovered that the left rear wheel of his SUV was marked with black paint. He drove into Suleja Area Command and made a report. Shortly afterwards he was attacked on the road. This testimony convinced me that the attackers were members of Nigeria’s security agents.”

The IPOB leader claimed that the alleged attack on Okoroafor was an attempt to scare lawyers from working with the pro-Biafra group.

He said: “The whole world must take note of this barbaric attack against innocent Barrister Chukwuemeka Richard Okoroafor in Abuja today being the 25th day of February, 2021, a lawyer who is doing his professional job.

“Since the Nigerian Army and police have taken it upon themselves to assassinate IPOB lawyers and to stop IPOB from challenging them with self-evident truth in their own law courts, they will soon reap the fruit of their evil deed. We, therefore, demand the immediate release of all sex slaves in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

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