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Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Wisdomkosi(m): 4:34pm On Oct 13
Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment For Allegedly Sharing "Hate Speech"


By Wisdom Nwedene, Abakaliki 

A former media aide to Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi, Mr Godfery Chikwere who was arrested and detained by the police following a petition by Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information, Barrister Orji Uchenna Orji, will face seven years Imprisonment, Igbere TV has learnt.

According to section 4 of the  Ebonyi State Cyber Crime Law 012 of 2021, Mr Chikwere  will face 7 years imprisonment for allegedly sharing hate speech, and fake news.

As at the time of filing this report, it is not yet clear when the cyber crime law was signed by the Ebonyi State House of Assembly.

Speaking to journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Commissioner for Information, Barrister Orji Uchenna Orji said Mr Chikwere is not a recognised journalist in the State.

He claimed that Mr Chikwere who was once a staff of Ebonyi State Broadcasting Cooperation, EBBC has issues with his result and the Ebonyi State civil service.

Mr Chikwere ordeal started on Saturday after he was arrested by the police following a petition against him by Barrister Orji for making a publication on his Facebook handle which the government considered as offensive.

He was rushed to the state’s police headquarters clinic for treatment but his condition reportedly worsened as the clinic is said to be inadequately equipped to cater to his health challenge.

Mr Chikwere was subsequently taken to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki(AE-FUTHA) for further treatment.

His wife, Onyinyechi, confirmed his ill-health to reporters in Abakaliki.

She said “my husband started falling sick yesterday night when he was in the police station. So, he became worst and the police clinic couldn’t handle it. He is here in AE-FUTHA since this morning.

“They couldn’t diagnose anything at the police clinic but he was in serious crisis. So, no we are in AE-FUTHA, from the explanations on what is wrong with him, I think it is acute appendicitis but I don’t know yet”.

Source: https://igberetvnews.com/1402814/godfrey-chikwere-faces-7-years-imprisonment-allegedly-sharing-hate-speech-fake-publication/

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Petie33: 4:44pm On Oct 13
Eayyyyyy
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by okpalaAnambra: 5:21pm On Oct 13
They should pity the poor boy

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by lloydtruth: 5:23pm On Oct 13
So where's the hate speech? Everybody with just little position go just dey form Buhari.

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by AntiBMC(m): 5:49pm On Oct 13
Is this not a personal vendetta? He was arrested, hospitalized and now this, all because he criticized politicians generally?

This continuous onslaught on that journalist is giving credence to the fact that Umahi might be one of the politicians, responsible for the UGM attacks in Anambra afterall. Just like Obiano alleged.

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by bigdammyj: 5:50pm On Oct 13
Noted
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by affable4(m): 5:51pm On Oct 13
What defines hate speech?

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Felabrity: 5:51pm On Oct 13
Just like that?

What exactly is the hate speech?

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by davibid: 5:51pm On Oct 13
Wahala everywhere

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by GRACEGLORY: 5:51pm On Oct 13
Accidental leaders or political catastrophe defines hate speech as anything they don't like, anything that brings their wrongs to light: feminism, #Endsars, #Buharimustgo.
We have the right to complain about discomfort.

I SUPPORT FREE SPEECH, NOT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

Stefan Molyneux, once said, “Good philosophy is always hate speech to evil doers.”

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Promismike(m): 5:52pm On Oct 13
Umahi is not different from buhari. I see no hate speech in the guys write up. It's unfortunate we have gone this bad. Even our justice system.

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Samiah33(m): 5:52pm On Oct 13
Hmmmm
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by okeyumez(m): 5:52pm On Oct 13
Give a black man power, he will behave like a demigod. State governors are even worse than the President.
Buhari is even more tolerant

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by OduntanGabriel(m): 5:52pm On Oct 13
I will come back to comment, make I go read wetin he do

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by robosky02(m): 5:52pm On Oct 13
Ok
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Sonnobax15(m): 5:52pm On Oct 13
lipsrsealed
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by sammybest889(m): 5:53pm On Oct 13
So nairaland keyboards warrior una de hear am so abi make I called names

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Chikeluba25(m): 5:53pm On Oct 13
Gov. Umahi is working. Umahi in a show of shame with ordinary social media influencer

This is why I respect Gov. Obiano till tomorrow. He is the only governor that knows how to break haters heart with silence and maturity.
That is why he seems to be the most criticized governor... Yet he keep balling

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Tomahawk99(m): 5:53pm On Oct 13
Some of these state government officials are bigger dictators than Buhari na just opportunity dem never get.

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by TalkTalkTwins(m): 5:54pm On Oct 13
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by FiverrTutor(m): 5:54pm On Oct 13
So are they saying there is no more freedom of speech

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by jijari: 5:54pm On Oct 13
There is no freedom of speech in Nigeria

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by fergie001: 5:55pm On Oct 13
This is very bad and should be condemned.

If it were in Kaduna, we will be screaming Midget, Hitler, etc.

These Govs are worse in everything than those in Abuja.

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by Theunbothered: 5:55pm On Oct 13
affable4:
What defines hate speech?

Any speech the government hates

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Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by ihedioramma: 5:56pm On Oct 13
But Hate speech is never in the low of Nigeria now?
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by WebSurfer(m): 5:56pm On Oct 13
shocked
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by tutudesz: 5:57pm On Oct 13
lloydtruth:
So where's the hate speech? Everybody with just little position go just dey form Buhari.
This hate speech thing is very complicated undecided what I consider has hate speech, you may not consider it has hate speech. Some people use insult to greet themselves, while some people may take it has insult.
Re: Ebonyi Journalist, Godfrey Chikwere Faces 7 Years Imprisonment Over Hate Speech by EjaikreTheViper(f): 5:57pm On Oct 13
If you are young and single, start planning to raise your kids outside Nigeria. The country is totally finished and there is no remedy. Don't quote me to say rubbish except you know you are a condemned idiot!

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