Red Dress Scandal: ‘Apologize to me or …’ -Mercy Aigbe Threatens Bride

The lingering ‘Red Dress’ drama continues as the aggrieved bride Lawrentta Adesuwa Sawyer, at the center of the scandal involving a designer, Rikaotobyme and Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, threatened to drag the duo to court if the issue is not resolved in 7 days.

In a letter addressed to the designer titled “Notification of Breach of Contract and Allegations of Fraudulent, Unlawful and Criminal Conduct,” the bride’s lawyers Capitalfield Attorneys accused Rikaotobyme and Mercy Aigbe of fraudulent conspiracy to convert their client’s property for “selfish gains.”

Now, Mercy Aigbe through her lawyers have responded to the letter indicating she never met with the designer of the controversial outfit let alone connive with her to deny the bride her outfit.

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Mercy Aigbe has however demanded a public apology within 7days or she’ll also seek redress in a law court and further sue the bride and the designer for false accusation and trying to defame her person.

Here’s her response to the lawsuit;


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It all started after the bride, whose wedding was scheduled for 29th, December 2017 called out her designer, Maryam Elisha (@rikaotobyme) for giving out a gown designed for her wedding to the star actress for her 40th birthday photos which took place recently.

Also, the bride in her post online said she gave the designer the red fabric to make her wedding reception dress in December 2017 and that Maryam failed to deliver the dress to her on the date they agreed.

She recognised her dress on Mercy Aigbe and immediately called out Maryam.

It became an internet sensation with many Nigerians calling on her to sue Maraym. Well, it appears she has taken the legal step as her lawyers have written to Maryam demanding a compensation from her.

Maryam has now been sued.

See letter from the the aggrieved bride’s lawyer to her below…

Well, according to the designer, there was a dispatch error as both dresses ordered by Mercy Aigbe and the bride were the same material.

Maryam Elisha in her first apology wrote;

“Our attention has been drawn to the ongoing chaos surrounding a dress and one of our esteemed clients on Instagram and possibly on other blogs and social media sites.

“We would have preferred if this matter was addressed directly to us for a quick resolution and to avoid the media frenzy, but unfortunately it wasn’t.

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“We hold our clients dearly and offer our services on first come first served bases with no iota of discrimination or insinuation of such.

“We admit that a dispatch error occurred in the delivery of a dress to Miss Lawrentta, who was set to get married on the 30th December, 2017 and the pick up of another dress on behalf of actress, Mercy Aigbe. . . .Please note that both dresses were of the same style, the same colour (red) and almost the same measurement.

“On realising the error on dispatch, we quickly tried to rectify the mix up. But it was too late as the wrong dress was already on its way to Edo state for the bride to be.

“We contacted the bride and explained we had an issue and asked if she would be comfortable with another dress, of same kind (which was the one meant for Mercy Aigbe), the bride agreed, so we allowed the dress to be delivered as time to recall dispatch was short in relation to the time of the wedding.

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“We have already apologised to Miss Lawrentta, but once again use the public fora to tender an unreserved apology to her and by extension to Mercy Aigbe who shouldn’t have been dragged into this.

“We assure all our clients, past and future that our resolve to deliver top notch designs to clients within the country and beyond will not be compromised and the error that led to this unhappy situation has since been corrected. Thank you.”

However when called out over the tone of her apology, she tended another, and wrote;

“Dear Lawrentta @rettypety, I apologise once again for the pain and inconvenience you have suffered these past days and I will continue to do so until we talk .

I have tried severally to reach you privately all in vain that’s why I’m back on IG again for on this. I would appreciate if you would open a means of communication so we can resolve the matter. Thank you, Maryam Elisha.”

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