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Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by dre11(m): 6:03pm On May 23
After 17 days in custody, police charge journalist for ‘causing annoyance’ towards Lai Mohammed


Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja

After 17 days in detention, the Nigeria Police Force has charged a journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi, aka Oba Akewi, for acting in a manner that can cause ‘annoyance’ and ‘hatred’ for the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The development comes less than five days after Mohammed through his spokesman, Segun Adeyemi, denied causing the arrest of Jolayemi who is the Vice-Chairman, Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, Osun State chapter.

In the charge sheet marked, FHC/ABJ/CB/104/2020, the police alleged that Jolayemi on April 14, 2020, shared an audio file in a Whatsapp group which subsequently went viral, The PUNCH reports.

In the charge sheet signed by the Prosecuting Counsel, Prosecution Section, Joseph Offor, the police said the act was in contravention of Section 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrimes Act 2015.

The charge read, “That you, Jolayemi Oba Akewi, male, aged 43 years on or about the 14th day of April 2020 at Osolo Compound EKan Nla, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did send audio message through your android phone device to a group Whatsapp platform known as ‘Ekan Sons and Daughters’ and which went viral immediately after it was posted for the purpose of causing annoyance, insult, hatred and ill will to the current Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”


A copy of the charge sheet obtained by The PUNCH

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights had said during the week that Jolayemi was being illegally detained at the Federal Investigation Bureau of the Nigeria Police Force, Abuja, for reciting a poem on air which was critical of the minister.

After 17 days in custody, police charge journalist for ‘causing annoyance’ towards Lai Mohammed
CDHR said in a statement by its National President, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, on Monday, that when the journalist failed to turn himself in, his wife, Dorcas Jolayemi; and his brothers – John Jolayemi and Joseph Jolayemi – were all detained in Kwara State.

While condemning the act, the human rights organisation said the detention was in contravention of Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution.

The statement read in part, “Mr. Jolayemi is said to have been arrested by the police at the instance of the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on account of a poem read over the radio, considered critical of the minister.

“It is worrisome that Alhaji Lai Mohammed would have a hand in the arrest of the wife of Mr. Jolayemi, Mrs. Dorcas Jolayemi, and two of his brothers who were kept in detention for eight days, nine days and two days respectively as hostages, while the journalist, Mr. Rotimi Jolayemi was being sought.

“Furthermore, that even since Mr. Jolayemi surrendered himself to the Police Headquarters at Illorin, Kwara State on May 6, 2020, he is still being held till date, 12 days later, without being charged to court or granted bail.”

The CDHR said detaining the journalist’s relatives because of his refusal to show up was in violation of Section 7 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, which forbids hostage-taking and the arrest of any person in place of another.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, did not respond to calls.

https://punchng.com/after-17-days-in-custody-police-charge-journalist-for-causing-annoyance-towards-lai-mohammed/

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Fasindo: 6:04pm On May 23
shocked










Nigeria I hail ooo

Am not against d charges, in fact its a welcome development.
No body should be above d law, d same law should be applied to Buhari and APC crew for causing annoyance and hatred to Nigerians since 2015

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Enoch07(m): 6:07pm On May 23
for causing annoyance, hatred and ill will, u go fear charges

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by jarawa: 6:09pm On May 23
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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Racoon(m): 6:14pm On May 23
Lai Mohammed that should have been in jail himself for all his insulting lies on the sensibility of Nigerians?

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Charmingrascal(m): 6:30pm On May 23
That's how Uncle Lai want to jail an innocent man just for criticizing him.





Boda Layiwola eberu Olohun ooo!

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by DanseMacabre(m): 6:36pm On May 23
Lol.


Under Buhari's incompetent and inept regime, Nigeria has since turned into a police state.

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by GeoandSONSLTD: 6:43pm On May 23
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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Exc2000: 6:43pm On May 23
cool


Let them meet in court

as Southerners we might find some offense funny and that's understandable, Southern Nigeria uses the Criminal Code, while Northern Nigeria uses Penal Code


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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by sevo(m): 6:43pm On May 23
Its official...ladies and gentlemen... We are now operating a military styled regime. Bunch of incompetent dimwitted fools...spelling 'you' as 'yours'...

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by EliteBiz: 6:43pm On May 23
Our country is getting drained and totally messed up and we the youths, what are we doing? We are fighting Davido vs Burna boy, chasing to have large Instagram followers, Hookup and other irrelevant things.

Politicians no fear us, them say na only mouth we get for social media, our Parents on pensions are suffering, our parents are struggling, Politicians are messing up the future finally, we the youths don't have one atom of love for the country, we no send, we just wan enjoy life, show off, smoke, Sex, buy latest designers shikena.

*Guys, We need to start getting Angry and waking up, There is obviously no future for our kids in nigeria and not all of us can travel out of the Country*

We need to be Angry, and wake up

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by iCauseTrouble: 6:43pm On May 23
shocked
Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Mordecai(m): 6:43pm On May 23
grin

Finally the Police has become professional in their duties.

Crimes like causing annoyance, insult and hatred are very serious offences.

I'll wait and see if that criminal mastermind is convicted because those are serious crimes comparable to coldblooded murder. In fact worse than Boko Haram.

Just imagine a nobody like him making our beloved Minister of Lies Information lose one hour of sleep! One full hour!!
Now the Hon. Minister couldn't finish the akara his wife fried for him angry . To make matters worse, the criminal made the insult into a poem.
And the poem really sounded good embarassed . Double offence!!!
Who born that maga sef? What a sacrilege!!!

They should arrest him, his wife, sons, daughters, and parents. They should declare his grandparents wanted for criminal breach of trust and cheating.

Then he should be sentenced to life imprisonment.

After that I'll sue my neighbor Mama Blessing for causing me annoyance. Her dog always barks at me. Then I'll have Adamu the gateman arrested for insulting my ex-girlfriend.

All of you nairalanders, prepare your own lists.

Nigerian Police, here we come. Una go see offenders tire.

grin

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by heartbraker(m): 6:44pm On May 23
Yoruba vs yoruba, na family matter I no dey put mouth

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Bossontop(m): 6:44pm On May 23
undecided
Wow......bhet lie mohammed is "ALREADY AN ANNOYANCE ON HIS OWN" na.......he doesn't need anybody to make pipu annoyed or hate him.

Once again an innocent man is suffering added to d normal level of suffering brought about by dis goverment.....hmmmmm

Wahala plenty

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Exc2000: 6:44pm On May 23
WeneWali:
Lie mohammed- yoruba muslim

Rotimi Jolayemi- yoruba christian.

yoruba muslim vs yoruba christian

Round 1...... grin

Funny Ibo people... Professor Agboola Gambari isn't Yoruba but Lai Mohammed is Yoruba

..

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by Fragility6: 6:44pm On May 23
Dem go soon dey arrest pple for mentioning apc.

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by monaPhilz: 6:45pm On May 23
What kind of a joke is this?
Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by comshots(m): 6:45pm On May 23
Did ex president Jonathan arrest lie Mohammad when he was causing annoyance to him?

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by awesomely: 6:45pm On May 23
Some politicians can never tolerate the same type of criticism they instigated their followers to perpetrate before they got into power.

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by richard870(m): 6:45pm On May 23
Useless Govt

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by WeneWali: 6:45pm On May 23
Exc2000:


Funny Ibo people... Professor Agboola Gambari isn't Yoruba but Lai Mohammed is Yoruba

..


Are you yoruba muslim or yoruba christian?

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by reliavendel: 6:45pm On May 23
Buhari, his media aides and Lai now consider themselves kings, that's why they go about finding people who post against them on social media and arresting them for lese majeste.

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by comshots(m): 6:46pm On May 23
awesomely:
lick me
Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by YorubaKinging: 6:46pm On May 23
Go t
Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by oluwaseyi0: 6:46pm On May 23
Dictators at all levels

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by nairavsdollars(f): 6:46pm On May 23
So the thing pain Lie that much?

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Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by EmekaMD(m): 6:47pm On May 23
Nothing dey happen
Re: Rotimi Jolayemi Charged For ‘Causing Annoyance’ Towards Lai Mohammed by humilitypays(m): 6:47pm On May 23
Lol, going by this charge sheet, I think Nigerian Police ought to come and arrest every Nairalander grin

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