A Lagos state magistrate court has now ordered
Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh and Linda Ikeji
not to air King Tonto Reality TV Show until the
case is settled in court.
It was reported that the court banned them from
airing, showing, disseminating or broadcasting,
either through television, blogs or the Internet
the person, name, face, image, likeness or
picture of King Andre Omodayo Igo Churchill in
the King Tonto Reality TV Show produced by
Linda Ikeji Media pending the hearing of the
originating motion in the suit.
The injunction was reportedly given on the 31st
Recall that the father of the boy, Olakunle
Churchill, went to court to protect him from
undue indecent exposure and exploitation by the
mother for personal gain and fame.
Churchill approached the court to seek for an
injunction which puts a stop to the respondent
from featuring King Andrea in the programme in
any capacity as he is regarded a minor not fit to
make decision for himself.
Justice P. A Adekomaiya of Lagos Magistrate
Court has ordered the issuance of the verdict to
the parties involved as Linda Ikeji Media copy
was pasted at the gate of her studio.
The decision of the court is a legal victory for
the applicant King Andrea filed on behalf of his
father to save the kid of any embarrassment in
In the lawsuit filed at at the family court of the
Lagos State Magistrate court, over the Reality
TV Show being produced by Linda Ikeji Media
Limited and featuring their son King Andre, Mr.
Olakunle Churchill argued that he is
only protecting his son’s rights as captured
under the Child Rights Law of Lagos State.
According to him, Tonto Dikeh who will be
exposing the life and times of their son at a
period when he cannot make a decision for
himself, is only doing that for financial gain and
he wouldn’t allow that to happen.