According to sources, Tuface Idibia is suing soft-sell mag, ICON Weekly for libel over the story they publish, claiming he impregnated a female banker in Lagos, just few months after his elaborate marriage in Dubai.
Sources at the Ikeja High Court just said the Media/Entertainment Law Firm of L&A – Legal Consultants has filed libel proceedings on behalf of Innocent “Tuface” Idibia against the soft sell magazine, Icon weekly, praying the Court to award their client the sum of N100,000.00 (One Hundred Million Naira) being damages for the libelous publication posted on the magazine’s online and print platforms.
You will recall that sometime in March 2014, a story went viral; alleging that Tuface committed adultery and impregnated yet another woman, this time his account officer in one of the new generation banks and that infact, the lady had every intention to keep the baby.
Apparently, the story turned out to be completely false and only concocted by Icon weekly to drive traffic to themselves/boost sales. (A cheap publicity stunt which may end up costing the magazine dearly) We tried to contact L&A – Legal Consultants and 960 Media to shed more light on the matter but they declined commenting.
However a source close to both organizations stated that “it is unfair for anyone to tarnish someone else’s image in order to make profit” the source said further that “ a lot of these soft sell magazines and blogs must learn to verify stories before publishing as they may be very damaging to the innocent victim”.
The false story was said to have made Tuface loose a very lucrative deal and caused ripples between him and his wife.
As at Friday we understand that ICON weekly had approached Tuface’s team for discussions on a possible out of court settlement on the case. Source