Popular Twitter user, Dr. Funmilayo appears to be a man of his words, as he has shown up with the “legal steps” he promised his accuser, Bola Aseyan.
On Friday, he posted on the microblogging site, screenshots of the legal documents he served Bola on the charge of defamation. He explained that he emailed the documents to her but he is yet to get a response, prompting him to post it on social media, in case she missed it.
In a series of tweets last week, Bola Aseyan had accused Dr. Funmilayo of raping and emotionally abusing her in their relationship. While awaiting his reply, two Twitter users doubted her claims, accusing Bola of being a violent individual known for spinning webs of lies and seeking attention.
Dr. Funmilayo in a 3-part response denied the allegation, declaring that they had two sexual encounters; one in which they were heavily drunk and the other was consensual. He stated that she was not a resident in the United Kingdom and that he paid for her visa costs to travel to the United Kingdom.
According to the legal documents published, the accused is demanding a sum of £10,000 in compensation, a written apology, a retraction of the accusations, erasure of defamatory statements against him; all within 7 days from the 2nd of July, 2020.
For your attention @bola_aseyan
This letter has been sent to your email since yesterday.
As there has been no acknowledgement from you so far, incase it went to spam, I would be posting it here to be sure you definitely see it.
Happy weekend. God bless. pic.twitter.com/zs0JLvu5EW
— #OurFavOnlineDoc ? (@DrOlufunmilayo) July 3, 2020
Nigerians are cackling at the development and several users on social media are pondering on how Bola would raise such a large sum of money in such a short period of time.
Ahn Ahn.. Bro Dr. oluwafunmilayo..10,000 pounds??.. Chim o! .
Ejor.. I knw she is an ingrate.. She has been living off you for months now &still went ahead to blackmail you.. Bhet!.. Bhet..hw she wan raise that kain money? Fresh graduate ni! Abeg tamper justice with mercy.
— RubyEsther (@RubyEsther3) July 3, 2020
Bola after reading this letter.
Seeing dr funmilayo wants 10000 pounds as compensation pic.twitter.com/ZBr4J2lu2U
— D A M I L O L A (@DAogunsanya) July 3, 2020
Dr Funmilayo is suing Bola for £10,000? That's almost 5 million Naira!!!
Alexa play me 'E don finichio' by Davido.
— Neymar PR (@BagOfNuts_) July 3, 2020
Bola after reading the letter
Ha! Nkan shey mii pic.twitter.com/umDHT8UHPK
— Energie (@_hackym) July 3, 2020
Some have pointed out that rape accusations should not be taken lightly and people who resort to false accusations in order to smear the name of an individual should be prosecuted.
I will keep saying this, false accusations as the same weight as rape it self. The same punishment must be inline for anyone found guilty of rape or false accusations. U should never accuse someone wrongly as much rape shud never exist. NOW SOMEONE MUST PAY or else konidafu yin
— Lammy ⤴️ (@lammillionaire) July 3, 2020
Hope this serves as a warning to every other unfortunate misandrists trying to blackmail a man into their wretched paws.
| Hushpuppi | Mompha | Tinubu pic.twitter.com/1gQ39u9HHW
— Rukky (@rukky_nate) July 3, 2020
Some other Nigerians have also turned attention to feminists on the micro-blogging site, saying that they should take up the responsibility of helping Bola raise the money for damages since they are known to champion such cases.
Let us support our sister in taking legal steps.
Feminist coven: we have raised #1.6m ?? .
How bola wan pay Dr. Funmi £10000 now, it is time for the feminist Coven to raise another money.
Feminist Coven: pic.twitter.com/wDHMXD96mD
— Ola?? (@Emperor_jesie) July 3, 2020
Just so you know, £10,000 pounds wey Dr Olufunmilayo de sue Bola na ₦4.8m.
Feminist Coven, halele create gofundme – You can do this, come on. pic.twitter.com/rnunTRXUUK
— Dark Phoenix (@DarkPhoenix6_6) July 3, 2020
Feminist coven you’re asked to open gofundme to donate $10000 for bola
— Angel of the Heaven’s Gate (@DaceJizzle) July 3, 2020
Please where are those Feminists dragging #drolufunmilayo? I just heard Doctor has sued Bola and expecting or let me say charged 10k pounds for compensation with public apology….
— imported alhaji (@ImportedAlhaji) July 3, 2020
Bola is yet to respond to the latest update, although she had earlier reported that she would be taking legal actions on the case as well and is in cooperation with the police.
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