Prophet Adegoke Jeremiah, also known as the Billion Dollars Prophet, has filed a lawsuit against Damilola Adeparusi, better known as Chef Dammy, for defamation of character.
In a letter from his legal team, he demands that she retract the allegedly defamatory statement made on social media and pay him N20 million in damages.
According to the letter, the alleged defamation arose from a post by Chef Dammy in which she accused Prophet Jeremiah of harassment and bullying.
She claimed that she had been threatened and bullied by the prophet for months following her cook-a-thon in June 2023.
The letter partly read, "In view of the incalculable damage you have done to the good reputation of our client, we demand a retraction of the libelous statement on all the social media, particularly your Instagram page, and two (2) widely read national dailies.
"Additionally, we are demanding a sum of (Twenty Million Naira Only) N20,000,000:00 being Damages for the act of Defamation against our client.
"Take notice that you have seven (7) days from the date of service of this letter on you, the date of service inclusive, to comply with our demand. Failure of which we shall not hesitate to seek a redress in the court of law."
The authenticity of the document has been confirmed by Busayo Sule & Co. Legal Practitioners, a law firm that represents Prophet Jeremiah.
However, a representative of the firm, Ezekiel Oluwabusayo, stated that the document was never intended to be published on social media. Oluwabusayo said, "It was supposed to be a private document. I'm wondering who released it online. I spoke with her (Chef Dammy) and asked how the letter was made public."
The emergence of the letter on social media has led to increased speculation about the case.