A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, had on February 18, 2021, ordered Daddy Freeze, to pay the sum of ₦5million for committing adultery with his lover Benedicta Elechi with whom he bore a son Jason in 2015.
The OAP was ordered to pay the money to the husband of his partner, Paul Odekina, who was married to Elechi at the time the adulterous act was committed.
The presiding judge, Hon Justice Akpughunum, ruled that the OAP should pay the sum of N5million as “damages for depriving Odekina amiable consort of his wife.”
The document read in part, “The sum of ₦5,000,000 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 the 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.”
The Judge then went ahead to dissolve the marriage between Paul and Benedicta due to Benedicta’s adulterous act with Daddy Freeze.
He also granted Paul custody of the children produced in the marriage while Benedicta has been ordered to hand over the children’s passports and birth certificates.