Why Court fines Daddy Freeze N5m for sleeping with another man’s wife
Ifedayo Olarinde, a.k.a. Daddy Freeze, a popular on-air personality, has been fined N5 million by a High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for committing adultery.
Mrs Benedicta Odekina filed the petition in court with the case number PHC/403MC/2012, her husband Paul Odekina is the 1st Respondent, and Freeze is the Co-Respondent.
The court ordered Daddy Freeze to pay N5 million for his adultery with Benedicta Elechi, according to the court ruling, which has gone viral on social media.
Mr Odekina, who was married to Benedicta Elechi at the time of the adulterous act, was ordered by the court to pay the money to Mr Odekina, who was known for attacking popular pastors and religious clerics in the country.
The N5 million was awarded as “damages for depriving Odekina amiable consort of his wife,” according to Justice Akpughunum, who presided over the case.
“The sum of N5,000,000 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,” the document reads in part.
“An Order of Injunction is hereby granted, prohibiting Ifedayo Olarinde, the Co-Respondent to the Cross Petition, from having access to or dealing with the marriage’s children until they reach the age of majority.”
As a result of Benedicta’s adultery with Daddy Freeze, Justice Akpughunum also dissolved Paul and Benedicta’s marriage.
Freeze is well-known for his criticism of tithes and offerings in churches.
Pastors like Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church, among others, have always been his targets.
In some of his controversial posts, Daddy Freeze has criticised tithing, claiming that it is a false doctrine for Christianity because neither Jesus nor his disciples ever collected tithes.