A court has granted bail to Obi’s fan in the amount of N10 million for suspected cyberstalking

Apr 21, 2023 | 2023 Elections | 0 comments

Chude Nnamdi, an enthusiastic supporter of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi, was granted bail in the amount of N10 million by a Federal High Court on Thursday.

Nnamdi, who was presented before Judge Gladys Olotu, pleaded not guilty to a single count of cyberstalking.

Judge Olotu further ordered Nnamdi to provide one surety, who must be a level 14 public official or a resident of the FCT with verifiable landed property.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the complainant, the Inspector-General of Police, had sued Nnamdi as a solitary defendant in the case marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/130/2023.

According to the new complaint, which was filed on April 17, Nnamdi knowingly and deliberately sent a communication through computer system and network on March 13 within the jurisdiction of the court.

“That you know to be false for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, ill will, or needless anxiety to the person of Dr. Emeka Offor and thereby committing cyberstalking punishable under Section 24 (1)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) ACT, 2015.”

The judge, who allowed Nnamdi to N10 million bail with a guarantee, ordered that the guarantor sign an affidavit of means.

She set the trial date for May 17th.

Nnamdi was apprehended in Anambra and taken to Abuja by operatives from the police cybercrime section.

The authorities then stated that the incident was related to a post by the social media influencer that reportedly portrayed Chief Offor, a millionaire businessman, in a negative manner.

In the tweet, the defendant claimed that Offor had been hired by the president-elect to ask Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi to accept the results of the Feb. 25 election.

“Therefore @officialBAT contacted Emeka Offor to persuade Peter Obi to accept the rigged outcome,” the tweet stated.

“If he is certain that the people voted for APC and that he won the election, why is he rushing about appealing with everyone to assist persuade Peter Obi to accept the result?”

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