A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered Ifedayo Olarinde, fondly called Daddy Freeze, a popular on-air personality, to pay the sum of N5 million for committing adultery with one Benedicta Elechi.
The court ordered Daddy Freeze to pay the money to Paul Odekina, who was married to Elechi as of the he committed the sexual sin.
The judgement had been delivered on February on February 18, 2021, and in the court documents with the suit no PHC/403MC/2012, Mrs Benedicta Odekina was the Petitioner/Cross Respondent, Mr Paul Odekina was the 1st Respondent and Cross Petitioner while Ifedayo Olarinde (Daddy Freeze) is the Co-Respondent.
While delivering his ruling, the presiding judge, Hon Justice Akpughunum, ordered that the OAP pay the sum of N5 million as “damages for depriving Odekina amiable consort of his wife.”
The court document partly read: “The sum of N5,000,000 is awarded against Ifedayo Olarinde (the 2nd Cross Respondent to the Cross Petition) as damages for depriving the Cross Petitioner of the amiable consort of his wife (Petitioner/1st Cross Respondent) and for injury suffered as a result of his adultery with the Petitioner/Cross Respondent.
“An Order of injunction is hereby granted, preventing Ifedayo Olarinde; the Co-Respondent to the Cross Petition; from having access or dealing whatsoever with the children of the marriage until they attain the age of majority.”
Afterwards, the judge proceeded to dissolve the marriage between Paul and Benedicta due to Benedicta’s adulterous act with Daddy Freeze.
He ruled: “An order of Decree Nisi is hereby granted, dissolving the marriage contracted between Paul Ochenu Odekina and Benedicta Nkemdilim Elechi-Agunabo on the 26/1/2002 at the Chaplaincy of the Holy Rosary CIWA at Port Harcourt on the ground that the marriage has been broken down irretrievably by reason of the Petitioner/ Cross respondent having committed adultery and intolerable behaviour of the Petitioner/Cross Respondent which the Respondent cannot be expected to live with the Petitioner/Cross Respondent,” the document read.
However, Paul has been granted custody of the children produced in the marriage and Benedicta has been ordered to hand over the children’s passports and birth certificates.
“The custody of the three children of the marriage is hereby granted to the Respondent/Cross Petitioner. To give effect to the proposed arrangement for the educational advancement welfare and health of the children of the marriage, the Petitioner/Cross Respondent is hereby ordered and directed to hand over the international passports and birth certificates of the children to the Respondent/Cross Petitioner,” the document read.
However, Daddy Freeze is yet to make a comment on the matter.