A London High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) has granted a perpetual injunction restraining Maureen Badejo from publishing further defamatory words against or concerning Dr. Daniel Olukoya, his family and the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM).
The hearing, which began at 10:30am on Tuesday, April 13, finished at about 1:05pm.
The claimants instituted the suit following several claims – no fewer than 52 – allegedly made against them by Badejo and her GIO TV on YouTube and Facebook.
But, dismissing her claim, Master Thornet described it as a “frivolous”, and an abuse of process.
Tuesday’s decision makes it the second time Badejo would receive knocks from the justice system for defaming the Olukoyas and the Church.
On February 9, 2021, an Abeokuta High Court awarded N250million each to the Olukoyas and MFM (making a total N500 million) as aggravated and exemplary damages for libel committed against them by Badejo.
The court also ordered Badejo to immediately pull down and erase each of the offending online publications/posts concerning the claimants from the internet.