Nigerian-born singer Asa is reportedly in court battling lesbianism charges.
The case before Justice Coker was to be heard when her star witness,
Damilola Amolegbe was said to have declined being called as a witness,
telling Asa’s lawyers from Abraham Chambers that she couldn’t be a
witness in Asa’s matter.
Having granted the music star much indulgence in the matter, the
trial Judge then ordered that the case be closed and called for written
address of the two parties.
Asa’s first witness, Taiwo Olakunle of HiTv was suddenly dropped at
the earlier trial stage when she was confronted with hard evidences.
Meanwhile her manager Janet Nwose, who was alleged to be having
affair with Asa did not come up as a witness which has remained baffling
and suspicious to legal experts.
How it all started:
It would be recalled that Asa and her manager, Janet Nwose had a suit
against the publishers of a Lagos-based magazine, ‘News of the People’
sometime last year. They urged the court to declare that the statement
and picture in the December 14-22 edition of the magazine, entitled
“Lesbianism Tale Trails Asa and Manager” was defamatory.
Asa wants the court to declare that the allegation of lesbianism
against her and Janet is false, illegal and a violation of their rights.
They are also asking the court to restrain the defendant from further
publication of what they described as malicious statements against
them, adding that the alleged defamatory statement was calculated to
discredit and malign them in their ‘unblemished’ career as international
music artists with high moral standing, which they have consistently
conveyed in their songs.