A district court in Abuja has issued a restraining order against the popular on-air personality (OAP), Kayode Dotun, widely known as Do2dtun.
This action follows allegations of defamatory comments made by Do2dtun against Nigerian music icon, D’banj.
The ruling was delivered by District Judge Emmanuel Iyanna in response to a motion (No: MN/218/2023) on Wednesday.
D’banj secures restraining order
D’banj, through his legal representative Toheeb Lawal, sought the injunction order to prevent Do2dtun from making “malicious and defamatory posts” about him on social media.
The judge granted the application and ruled, “an order restraining the defendant (Do2dtun), either by himself, his associates, agents, representatives, or any persons acting on his behalf, from further making malicious, intimidating, or defamatory posts directed at the complainant (D’banj) on any social media platform (including X and Instagram) or in news media.
This order will remain in effect pending the hearing and determination of the substantive case.”
The court directed the Deputy Inspector of Police of the Force Intelligence Bureau to investigate a criminal complaint filed by D’banj against Do2dtun within two weeks and report back.
This legal development follows a recent child custody dispute between Dotun and Omotayo, his ex-wife, who is also D’banj’s sister.
Dotun alleged that he was being denied access to his children and issued a 24-hour ultimatum to D’banj and Omotayo’s family to address the matter, leading to further tensions in their ongoing legal battle.