A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, says it had on Thursday 18th February 2021, ordered that Mr Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze to pay five million Naira for committing adultery with his lover Benedicta Elechi with whom he has a son. Daddy Freeze is to pay the five million to Benedicta’s husband, Mr Paul Odekina.
The presiding Judge, in a judgment that lasted more than 1.3Omin. The judge rules that Benedicta’s husband has proven his case of adultery against Daddy Freeze and Benedicta through a photographic document and electronic evidence furthermore, by the admission of Benedicta Elechi herself.
Other details of the Port Harcourt Judgment are: -Dissolution of Benedicta’s marriage to Paul Odekina. Based on Paul Odekin’s Cross Petition. Benedicta was unable to prove her allegations of abandonment & sexual impropriety against her husband, whereas her husband proved his case of adultery against her.
Furthermore, the court is dismissing Benedicta’s prayer seeking for N1.5m monthly upkeep, 1 Brand-new car every 3 years, Annual vacation abroad, share in the family estate and many more on the grounds that she did not establish any of her claims.
The court also granted custody of the 3 children from the marriage to her husband, declaring that she was unfit in character and behaviour to bring up children, citing her admission of adultery, her conduct during the trial and her statement that she would not recommend her conduct to her daughters. The court also ordered Benedicta to hand over the children’s birth certificates and international passports to their father, Mr Paul Odekina.
The Judge further ruled that the adopted daughter of the erstwhile couple, who is a biological daughter of Benedicta’s sister, is to remain in their joint custody.