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Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by TouchNfollow(f): 6:28am On May 15

Police arraign two Tiktokers for defaming Lagos monarch, Oba Elegushi

Two Tiktokers – Adesola James and Odunmosun Awiye, were on Tuesday arraigned before the Federal High Court, Lagos State, for cyberstalking, illegal publication and defamation of character against the monarch of Ikate-Elegunshi, Oba Saheed Elegushi.

The defendants, known as Arifanla Jogun Omo Odo Agba and Okiki-OshunT, respectively, were arraigned before Justice Abimbola Awogboro on four counts bordering on conspiracy, cyberbullying and defamation.

The police prosecutor, Nosa Uhumwangho, told the court that the duo committed the offences between December 2023 and March 2024.

Uhumwangho said James and Awiye illegally and unlawfully published audible sounds through their Tiktok platform known as ‘Arifanla Jogun Omo Odo Agba.’

He also told the court that apart from using their TikTok handle to commit the offences, they also used other social media handles such as WhatsApp and Facebook.

The prosecutor further told the court that their actions caused insult, injury, criminal intimidation, hatred or needless anxiety to the monarch and the people of the Ikate Kingdom

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed are punishable under Sections 24(1)(b)(2)(a)(i) of the Cybercrimes Act, 2015, and Sections 374 and 375 of the Criminal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

However, James and Awiye pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.


Following their not-guilty plea, the prosecutor asked the court for a trial date and urged the court to remand the defendants till the determination of the charge.

However, the Tiktokers’ lawyers, P. O. Gongo and Elias Nwagiugwu told the court that they have filed their clients’ bail applications, which have been served on the prosecutor.

They urged the court to admit their clients to bail in the most liberal terms.

The prosecutor admitted being served with the bail applications and informed the court that he was not opposing it, but urged the court to use its discretion in granting the bail applications

Consequently, Justice Awogboro, in her ruling on the bail applications, admitted each of the two Tiktokers to bail in the sum of N100 million, with two sureties in like sum.

The judge also ordered that the sureties must be blood relations to the two defendants, who have paid three years tax, and with means of livelihood.

The judge, however, ordered that the two Tiktokers be remanded in the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending when they can perfect their bail terms.


She adjourned the case till June 4 and 5, 2024, for further hearing.


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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by illicit(m): 6:37am On May 15
Nice one

🥂

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by YeyeGbami: 6:38am On May 15

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by cjudy(m): 6:38am On May 15
grin

Be like wetin they in vogue now be this.

Police no longer chase kidnappers and criminals. They’re now after tiktokers and Instagram baddies.

Misplaced priority

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by WorldRichest: 6:38am On May 15
Good
Dem go hear am.

Make dem go and find 100 million Naira for bail first. Shey dem think say craze dey for their head ni? Ogun go soon kee dem Mama for prison

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by Pareporters: 6:38am On May 15
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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by C2Ok: 6:39am On May 15
Some people aren’t supposed to have access to the internet, not everyone is meant to have nice things because they would always use it for stupid and malicious reasons, just like the way people are now abusing the portal erected in Dublin. 🤦‍♂️

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by UnknownQueen(f): 6:39am On May 15
Haha..
Freedom of speech but be ready to defend it... grin

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by EmeeNaka: 6:39am On May 15
Injustice.
Corrupt judiciary

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by kasim155: 6:39am On May 15
One hundred million naira and two surety and must have paid their taxes for the last three years.
This is too much na

But wait, is it not this same judge that sent Bobrisky to prison?

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by kingyang: 6:39am On May 15
WorldRichest:
Good
Dem go hear am
Them go feel it .

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by Nahunger(m): 6:39am On May 15
cheesy
This one police just dey arrest every body since last week, Hope all is well ??

Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by tommy589(m): 6:40am On May 15
Bad market
Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by SatoshiX: 6:40am On May 15
Good riddance

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by Lomprico2: 6:41am On May 15
Who gives a 4uk!
Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by WorldRichest: 6:42am On May 15
cjudy:
grin

Be like wetin they in vogue now be this.

Police no longer chase kidnappers and criminals. They’re now after tiktokers and Instagram baddies.

Misplaced priority

Go and put head nah. You too should go and start abusing people on the internet, your village people go happy when Police hands touch you

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by WorldRichest: 6:44am On May 15
kingyang:

Them go feel it .

Yes, they don dey feel am. 100 million Naira for bail, even if they sell all the people in their village at Libya Slave Market, e no fit reach 100 million. Dem go feel am for Prison

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by Curious345: 6:44am On May 15
The judge appears biased

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by Mondosadex: 6:45am On May 15
Omo this is strong 100m for bail chaiiii shocked shocked shocked
Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by WorldRichest: 6:46am On May 15
Mondosadex:
Omo this is strong 100m for bail chaiiii shocked shocked shocked

Na Kabiesi dem bully, now he don bring big Bull for them to share for Christmas

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by DeepSight(m): 6:46am On May 15
WorldRichest:


Go and put head nah. You too should go and start abusing people on the internet, your village people go happy when Police hands touch you

Don't be silly. Its an extremely negative and anti democratic trend. Defamation via libel or slander ordinarily belongs in the realm of civil, and not criminal law. This trend is gradually taking away years of progress made after the military. This should not be a police state where people are gagged.

I am sure you recall how someone was arrested for calling Aisha Buhari fat. Think about what you support today, because it is evolving into a monster you yourself will soon detest.

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by jmoore(m): 6:46am On May 15
Bail 100 million? The judge is a judicial bandit.

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by WorldRichest: 6:47am On May 15
DeepSight:


Don't be silly. Its an extremely negative and anti democratic trend. Defamation via libel or slander ordinarily belong in the realm of civil, and not criminal law. This trend is gradually taking away years of progress made after the military. This should not be a police state where people are gagged.

I am sure you recall how someone was arrested for calling Aisha Buhari fat. Think about what you support today, because it is evolving into a monster you yourself will soon detest.

Go and start your own, we will be happy to read about your arrest

Search for this story before we put you behind bars.
https://www.legit.ng/people/1586282-man-breaks-silence-receiving-letter-uk-government-post-prime-minister/

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by Bridget95(f): 6:47am On May 15
Freedom of speech and expression is going extinct in this cyberspace.

This is tyranny looming !

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by BafanaBafana: 6:48am On May 15
They are just doing pre-intimacy with these ones. The real target are the people who abuse the hell out of Tinubu. They are coming for you.

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by kingthreat(m): 6:52am On May 15
You see why we are anonymous on Nairaland
Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by ppogba: 6:53am On May 15
Watch as the idiots will start to blame the devil who is presently in Gaza now.

At least they cannot and will not meet the bail condition, Let them enjoy prison breeze till June at least.

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Re: Police Arraign Two Tiktokers For Defaming Lagos Monarch, Oba Elegushi by WorldRichest: 6:53am On May 15
BafanaBafana:
They are just doing pre-intimacy with these ones. The real target are the people who abuse the hell out of Tinubu. They are coming for you.

Yes, we are coming for you. This is fore-play as you know, the real fuccking is coming

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