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Police To Prosecute Blogger For Allegedly Defaming Businessman, E-Money

The Lagos State Police Command Public Relation Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said a blogger, simply identified as Stanley, will be prosecuted for allegedly defaming a businessman, Mr. Emeka Okonkwo, popularly known as E-Money in an online video.

Hundeyin, who said this yesterday, while parading the suspect before journalists at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja, said that the command received petition from EMoney about the offensive video, noting that a crack squad of the command, who swung into action for investigation arrested the 24- year old suspect at Uromi in Edo State.

“He is going to be prosecuted, because the things he engaged in were criminal in nature. He has allegedly defamed E-Money and he is going to be prosecuted. “We are not prosecuting the suspect because of the personality involved, but because he has allegedly committed crime, the personality went through the normal channel by reporting the case to the police and we investigated the matter and arrested the suspect.

“If one is defamed and you only talk about it in the social media, you have not reported the case yet to the Police, it doesn’t work that way. The best thing to do is report at any police division, area command or police headquarters, we will take it up,” he said.

Hundeyin warned social media users against contents injury to others, saying that action may be taken against them if reports of their contents were found offensive by anyone.

He noted that every action has consequences, noted that the moment false information, goes out to the public, a report from a willing complainant, ready to prosecute the offender, the police will bring such fellow to justice.

Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of the parade, the suspect admitted making the said video to boast his page followership level. He also said that all that he said concerning E-Money in the video were not true.

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