In a brewing legal dispute, Sophia Momodu, the biological mother of Davido’s child, Imade, has issued a stern ultimatum to the Nigerian music star. Alleging threats to her life, cyberbullying, and harassment, Sophia, represented by Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors, has taken the matter to the public eye.
Sophia’s legal team issued a ‘cease and desist’ letter to Davido, accusing him of defamatory remarks and negative publications despite a prior warning.
The letter highlights Davido’s persistent online attacks on Sophia, leading to a series of coordinated cyberbullying incidents.
The communication emphasizes that Davido’s behavior obstructs efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution concerning Imade’s care and welfare.
Sophia’s legal team gives Davido a 48-hour ultimatum to cease the alleged threats, harassment, and cyberbullying, with a clear warning of pursuing all available legal remedies if the conduct persists.
The letter reads:
“We write further to our email under reference regarding the conduct of Mr David Adeleke towards our client which amounts to cyberbullying, harassment and threats to the life of our client, Ms. Sophia Momodu, and her close associates.
“This is in addition to several defamatory remarks and publications sponsored against the person of Ms. Sophia Momodu by your client through different social media blogs. Not only are this conduct and the actions of your client condemnable as they not only violate our client’s constitutionally guaranteed rights, but they also go against the principles of decency and respect.
“The gross lawlessness exhibited by your client and serial threats issued to our client’s associates resulted in the petition dated 9th of January 2024 which is currently being investigated by the Police. The Petition is hereby attached as Annexure A.
“It is shocking that notwithstanding our earlier email to your good self which was not responded to and the Petition against your client currently being investigated by the Police, your client has continued with his disruptive and unlawful conduct. Our client in the last couple of days has been subjected to a series of coordinated attacks and cyberbullying orchestrated by your client and his cohorts.
“We are again by this letter reiterating our position expressed in our earlier email that your client would be held responsible for any harm that may befall our client as such will be a clear manifestation of the threats and premedicated ambitions of your client.
“We again hope you will prevail on your client, either by himself or through his cohorts to cease, desist, and restrain from any such conduct that constitutes further threats, harassment, or cyberbullying and intimidation of our client and her associates. Evidence of coordinated attacks is hereby attached as Annexure B.
“Additionally, it is important to emphasize that your client’s behaviour and actions are impeding our efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution concerning the arrangements for the care and welfare of Imade which is of paramount importance.”
“Please take note that unless your client discontinues the acts of threats and harassment and cyberbullying against our client within the next 48 hours, our client retains the right to pursue all available legal remedies.”
This development comes amidst a broader context, connecting Sophia’s letter to the ongoing rift between Davido and fellow artist Tiwa Savage, who recently submitted a petition against Davido to the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State on January 9th, citing threats to life and alleged infringement on fundamental human rights. The situation is rapidly evolving, and further updates are awaited.