Ekiti Government Sues Chef Dammy’s Pastor, Demands N10m Damages

Ekiti Government Sues Chef Dammy’s Pastor, Demands N10m Damages

The Directorate of Citizens Rights (DCR) in Ekiti State has taken legal action on behalf of Chef Damilola Adeparusi, known as Chef Dammy. The lawsuit targets Pastor Jeremiah Adegoke and the Ekiti State Police Command, accusing them of violating Chef Dammy’s rights.

The DCR is also seeking compensation of N10 million for damages on behalf of Chef Dammy, who gained recognition through a cook-a-thon challenge aiming to break the Guinness World Record. The petition includes a request for a restraining order to prevent further arrest by Adegoke and the police.

This legal move follows Chef Dammy's reported arrest allegedly on the orders of Adegoke, her pastor, within a week of her public outcry about threats and intimidation. The discord between Chef Dammy and her pastor emerged in October, triggered by the chef's complaints about threats and bullying from individuals she referred to as "people of God."

While the exact cause of the feud is unclear, it appears to be linked to the cook-a-thon. In response to Chef Dammy's public outcry, Adegoke demanded a retraction, apology, and payment for damages. The DCR's lawsuit, filed on November 24, names Chef Dammy as the applicant and includes Adegoke, Ajewole Samuel (Ekiti State Commissioner of Police), and the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 17 Akure, as respondents.

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