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Chocolate City v. Brymo Case Update: Judge Recuses Himself After Accusation of Bias


A comment by the judge presiding over the Chocolate City Records v. Brymo case leads to the judge recusing himself after the label’s attorney objected to the Judge’s statement on the grounds of bias.

“I want to put it to you that one of the reasons you had problems with the plaintiff (Chocolate City) was because you were promoting hard drugs on your social network accounts. I was made to understand by the record label that your conducts and promotion of hard drugs like Indian hemp made the record label to lose a potential N20M endorsement deal for you with a major telecommunication company. Negotiations were ongoing about the deal, but it was called off,’ Lawal said to Brymo.

However, the statement was playfully countered by the judge, Justice Buba I.N, who said: ‘The plaintiff cannot have a problem with a singer promoting hard drugs because that is what they all do. We are all fans of Fela and Bob Marley, and they promoted these things.”

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1 Comment

  1. Abiola says:

    Common there's more to this story, so MI and the rest in chocolate city are telling me they don't smoke weed and it's bad for you? Tell em stop being hypocrites .

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