Renowned Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has been reportedly dragged to court by one individual identified as Keshi Elvis, a legal practitioner holding brief for Megafield Solicitors, whose legal services the celebrity was said to have engaged through her company, Redhot Concepts Limited, between 2010 and 2012.
According to Keshi, Omotola is owing total of N1,150,000, for retainership agreement and services rendered to Omotola and her company within the aforementioned period. The problem, he claimed, started when Omotola failed to honour the contractual agreement they entered into in 2010.
He however said all attempts he made to ensure that Omotola and her company honour the agreement failed, a situation which prompted his decision to seek redress in court: “In February 2012, I wrote Omotola where I terminated our agreement, with a letter of demand. She ignored me all this while,” he said.
Interestingly however, the actress is said to have enlisted the services of famous Lagos Lawyer and human rights activist, Festus Keyamo, not to deny owing the complainant money, but to – among other things – counter that what she owed is “N350,000, and not N1,150,000”.
Now the question is: How much could Omotola possibly pay for the services of Keyamo? Or could it be pro bono?