Douglas Jack Agu, better known by his stage name Runtown is being sued for N14.3m by an Anambra State youruntown1th association, Dynamic Minds League, over allegations that he failed to perform at their New Year’s Day carnival.
The association allege that Runtown breached a contract to perform at a state-wide carnival that held on January 1, 2015 in Adazi-Nnukwu town, Anambra State despite collecting N800,000 through his record label, Eric Many Entertainment.
In the lawsuit filed before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, the group also claim that they lost revenue on printing fliers, promoting the show, buying flight tickets, and accommodation for the artiste and his manager.
‘Due to the absence of Runtown, the association lost millions of naira in expected profit and severe damage to its reputation which has a grave impact on the association’s ability to stage events, attract patrons and compete with rival carnival/show organisers in Anambra State and environs,’ the petitioner said.
Runtown, through his lawyer, has reportedly filed an initial opposition, stating lack of jurisdiction. The case has been adjourned till January 25, 2017 for further hearing.