The Edo state born actress Mercy Aigbe has vow to sue both the fashion designer, Maryam Elisha @ Rikaotobyme, and a bride in her wedding dress saga.
The 40yrs old actress Mercy, worn a red dress made by the designer for her 40th birthday photoshoot, a dress a bride later came out to say was hers. The bride said the designer had lied to her that a logistics challenge had stalled its transportation to her in Benin. She added that she was supposed to wear the dress on her wedding day.
Mercy hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot. Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment.
In a letter addressed by Aigbe’s lawyer, Nwokeji Ibeakokwu & Co to the bride’s lawyers Capitalfield Attorneys,threatened to sue for defamation of character.
The letter said, as she had contracted a stylist StyledBySeun to style her for her birthday shoot.
“There was a “deliberate and fraudulent conspiracy” between Rikaotobyme and Mercy Aigbe by the bride’s lawyers was termed as a “malicious allegation.”
However, Aigbe’s lawyer, Nwokeji Ibeakokwu & Co have asked that the bride tender a public apology, much in the way as the public threat to sue, absolving their client of all blame.
If the apology isn’t tendered within 7 days, the lawyers wrote, then both the bride and the designer will be taken to court for defamation of character.