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Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by 2mercy: 3:42pm On Jul 17, 2020
A student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has spent nearly two months in police custody for allegedly setting up a Twitter parody account of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

A parody account is a type of profile on social media that is named after popular persons and used mainly for comic purposes. Twitter rules allow for parody accounts on the condition that the operator of the account indicates this on his profile page.

On his Twitter profile page, Olusola informed his 46, 400 followers that the account was a parody one.

His profile read in part, “BrezzisLife, not GEJ.

According to several tweets, the student, Babatunde Olusola, reportedly set up an account on Twitter using Jonathan’s profile photo with the name Goodluck E. Jonathan but with the handle, ‘@jayythedope’.

Through the handle, Olusola reportedly fired many witty comments including some subtle jabs at Jonathan’s wife, Patience.

However, the student was said to have been arrested on May 23, 2020.

@djsheylex tweeted on Wednesday, “Twitter influencer @jayythedope has been in detention at the Force Crime Investigation Department over a tweet he made weeks ago regarding the ex-President’s wife. He’s been in detention for 53 days and he clearly stated it was parody.”

Speaking with The PUNCH on Friday, a human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, said the student was arrested after a complaint by the former President to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

Policemen were said to have obtained information of Olusola’s call log record from a telecommunications service provider.

The call history linked him to his uncle, a pastor in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, who was immediately placed under house arrest by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives and was ordered to invite Olusola to his residence for onward arrest, which was done.

Akinyode said Olusola was subsequently taken to Abuja.

He said, “I was informed that it was one of the aides to former President Jonathan that saw the parody account on Twitter and informed his boss. Jonathan immediately reported to the IG and that was how investigations began.

“Olusola was subsequently arrested at Ogbomoso and brought down to Abuja.”

The student was subsequently charged for impersonation and contravening the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act of 2015.

His bail was fixed at N500,000 while a civil servant of not less than level 15 is expected to stand as his surety.

“Olusola has no parents and has not been able to meet the bail conditions hence his continued detention. However, we believe he will be out soon,” Akinyode said.

The lawyer, however, said Section 22(3)(c) of the Cybercrime Act places the burden on Jonathan to show that Olusola had used the Twitter account to defraud members of the public or defame his character.

There have been calls for Olusola’s release on social media in the last three days with the #Freeshola trending at number one on Twitter on Tuesday.

The Spokesman for Jonathan, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, had yet to respond to a text message two days after The PUNCH sent an inquiry.

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

Jonathan is currently on an ECOWAS assignment in Mali where he is leading peace talks.

https://punchng.com/student-detained-54-days-for-creating-parody-twitter-account-of-jonathan/

Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by Xisnin(m): 3:45pm On Jul 17, 2020
The suspect is not so bright.
He wanted to insult a politician's wife and decided to impersonate the husband.



The lawyer, however, said Section 22(3)(c) of the Cybercrime Act places the burden on Jonathan to show that Olusola had used the Twitter account to defraud members of the public or defame his character.
This lawyer's opinion is baseless, no wonder he couldn't secure his client release.
Nigeria law forbids impersonation even online regardless of the purpose of the impersonation.

But the bail is too high for the poor boy who only wanted some attention.
His lawyer should reapply for bail adjustment.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by sapientia(m): 4:04pm On Jul 17, 2020
Before I clicked this

I was blaming the boy why he did not state it was a parody account

lo and behold, he did

Thats why I have been scared yesterday when High Court said FRSC can impound any car

I know our security agencies and over zealousness

Is Jonathan aware and did he ask for the arrest?

Xisnin:


This opinion is from a charge and bail lawyer, no wonder he couldn't secure his client release.
Nigeria law forbids impersonation even online regardless of the purpose of the impersonation.

You clearly do not know what a parody account is

You dont

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by Makavelli25: 4:06pm On Jul 17, 2020
Why impersonate him
Nawa for some people o

Na so. Pastor E.A.Adeboye sent me friend request for facebook.

Yeye

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by OUTLAWwizard: 4:16pm On Jul 17, 2020
Fraud is the daughter of greed. Creating a parody account of a former president. Whatever his intentions were, it's definitely gonna end up fraudulent.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by uniqueboi1(m): 4:19pm On Jul 17, 2020
Serves him right. He should channel his frustrations to the drug lord of bourdillon.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by sylve11: 4:33pm On Jul 17, 2020
It's a serious crime. Police go use him shine well well. Next time if him see any name wey start with J, him flee. undecided cool

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by Antibot5: 4:33pm On Jul 17, 2020
There are many parody accounts on Twitter... Boldly written Parody

What's the meaning of "Not Gej" Shea na status update abi wetin

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by Nobody: 4:34pm On Jul 17, 2020
May the spirits of sense visit that boy now and forever henceforth.Mugu
Bullshit.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by Sacchi1162(m): 4:34pm On Jul 17, 2020
Nigeria jaga jaga
Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by donjazet(m): 4:34pm On Jul 17, 2020
Irrespective of the political side of the divide you are in, you guys should know when free speech is trampled upon.

Is it even legal for the telecommunications companies to have released the boys data? Was there a legal warrant for this?

This our country sef! The lawlessness and impunity is mind-boggling.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by PrimeWatermark: 4:35pm On Jul 17, 2020
Parody account or not, there are some things you shouldn't tweet.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by iSage: 4:35pm On Jul 17, 2020
Parody accounts of even more prominent people are on the web. This is first I'm hearing of an handler being arrested for that reason. Nigeria sha undecided

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by IpobAntidote: 4:36pm On Jul 17, 2020
Really?

Just watch how some Goatluck slaves will blame the arrested student instead of their Demi God Jona-daft. But if the case where to be about Buhari, that's when they will remember rule of law, dictatorship, Fulani herdsmen and all other narratives.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by frubben(m): 4:37pm On Jul 17, 2020
Eyaaa kpele. All for public show you don land inside prison
Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by iamoyindamola(m): 4:37pm On Jul 17, 2020
Good we play too much in this country
Wasting time on stupid things
I'm sure he will spend his time on fruitful thing afterwards

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by NaijaOlosho(f): 4:37pm On Jul 17, 2020
grin
Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by Slymonster(m): 4:38pm On Jul 17, 2020
Clearly stated on the profile that it's a parody account na.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by 4Play(m): 4:38pm On Jul 17, 2020
Abuse of power by the police. The twitter profile is clearly not GEJ's as he makes it explicit that it's not him. Had he not done so and used it to solicit for business, then there would be a case to answer.

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by atobs4real(m): 4:38pm On Jul 17, 2020
Why put your self in a mess?

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by winkmart: 4:38pm On Jul 17, 2020
Denmark is exporting Wind Energy to UK, we are doing in the nonsense

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by zikter(m): 4:38pm On Jul 17, 2020
Let me wait for the freedom of speech crew as GEJ is involved now

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by TroubleMaker47(m): 4:38pm On Jul 17, 2020
But this is very wrong of the police and GEJ himself!

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Re: Student Who Created Jonathan Parody Twitter Account Detained For 54 Days by Joshguru(m): 4:39pm On Jul 17, 2020
Okay.

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