US Court Gives Dangote’s ex-girlfriend Three weeks to Respond to Libel Suit



A US court has given a three-week ultimatum to Autumn Spikes, an ex-girlfriend of Aliko Dangote, to respond to his libel suit filed against her by John Doe or DG, a false name reportedly being used by the riches man in Africa.

Spikes has, however said, she is yet to be served the court documents.

Dangote is seeking damages in excess of $30,000 (about N11.4million) against Spikes who allegedly tried to extort $5 million (N1.9billion) from him.

A copy of the summons issued by a Deputy Clerk of the Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, US, on January 26, warned Spikes against failing to respond to the suit on time or lose the case completely.

The document added that her late response to the suit could cost her, her wages and money, and that her property might thereafter be taken without further warning from the court.

No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.

Following the exposure of his butt on social media by Spikes, Dangote decided to end the affair at about the time another former girlfriend of his, Bea Lewis, took to social media to reminisce on their time together.

Spikes said Dangote insultingly offered her $15,000 and another $2,500 to sign a non-disclosure agreement and to keep her affair with him private. She however insisted on being paid $5m.

Dangote in his suit alleged that Spikes had threatened to take their affairs to media talk shows and the social media in violation of an existing Non-Disclosure Agreement between them. But Spikes denies his claim.