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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by CorrectionFLuid: 10:12pm On May 23
Pecoleee345:


How do you suggest the case be handled better??
they invited him severally and he refuse to honor the invitation.

What should they have done??

Like I said, the police has nothing to do with this matter yet. There's no evidence to prove that the police invited him, except what the police wrote up there. And if you're from this country you know that the words of the police are not to be trusted

That aside, it is the job of the court to serve him. This is completely a matter that the courts should handle. The police is not the court or a judge.

The answer to your question what the police should have done is simply "NOTHING"

The police does not settle matters. Only the courts do. And it's the duty of the courts to judge the journalist and determine whether he is guilty or innocent.

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by bhella10: 10:22pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:
Defamation is something the courts settle, and not something ten policemen in 2 Hilux vehicles kidnap people for.

That reverend sister, if it was an American journalist that defamed her in the US? Is the police there going to kidnap the journalist with ten men and 2 Hilux vans, or is she not going to press charges?

Let's be careful of what we support because this thing defamation can be open to interpretation. Tomorrow you can just say what someone doesn't like and you'll get kidnapped for defamation by the police.

This is how societies crumble. And tyranny instituted. Chunk by chunk, one rot after the other. One impunity after the other.
Interpreter, why did he not honor the police invitation jeje? Oga make we hear word.

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by abbey621(m): 10:23pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:


Like I said, the police has nothing to do with this matter yet. There's no evidence to prove that the police invited him, except what the police wrote up there. And if you're from this country you know that the words of the police are not to be trusted

That aside, it is the job of the court to serve him. This is completely a matter that the courts should handle. The police is not the court or a judge.

The answer to your question what the police should have done is simply "NOTHING"

The police does not settle matters. Only the courts do. And it's the duty of the courts to judge the journalist and determine whether he is guilty or innocent.

You're simply wrong! Police have rights to investigate both civil and criminal matters. The case involved is a defamation suit and proper investigation must be done. If police invites you but you refuse to show then they have every right to arrest you as that is obstruction of justice. Defamation can be criminal if it results in imminent threat or loss to the accuser, it is even more imparative if the defamation was written and distributed online as that can be tied to the new cyber law.

There are over 10 different ways that the police could invoke probable cause in situations like this so it is best to comply. Even if you want to act stubborn, get a good lawyer and let him or her navigate the issue.

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by CorrectionFLuid: 10:24pm On May 23
transient123:
Good move.

The era of impunity and loose talk need to end. You can't just bring the name and works of people to disrepute because you just don't like them or their ways.

Rwanda war between Tutsis and Hutus is a classic example people must be severely punished for deliberate lies and false allegations.

Have you seen the so called defamation article? Or you're just supporting it because you happened to see the name of the journalist?

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by Lanre1st(m): 10:25pm On May 23
Naija wahala!!

Honestly, we are still behaving as a SLAVE to western world.

If it's Oyinbo that abuse black, nobody will arrest her
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by CorrectionFLuid: 10:30pm On May 23
abbey621:


You're simply wrong! Police have rights to investigate both civil and criminal matters. The case involved is a defamation suit and proper investigation must be done. If police invites you but you refuse to show then they have every right to arrest you as that is obstruction of justice. Defamation can be criminal if it results in imminent threat or loss to the accuser, it is even more imparative if the defamation was written and distributed online as that can be tied to the new cyber law.

There are over 10 different ways that the police could invoke probable cause in situations like this so it is best to comply. Even if you want to act stubborn, get a good lawyer and let him or her navigate the issue.

This is exactly how impunity gets instituted. If you commit a crime, the police should get an arrest warrant from a judge, after they have proven to the judge that you are a person of interest.

If the police invites you, you have a right to know why you're being invited. And if you don't show up, the police has to go to a judge and obtain an arrest warrant. Arrest warrants are given when it's determined that the case is a crime, and the person who is about to be arrested is a person of interest.

In a civil case such as this, it is only a courts that can determine if this is truly defamation, and not the police.

You're wrong and don't know your right, yet you are the first to tell another person that he's wrong.

If the court has already determined the case to be defamation, then it is now a crime.

And before arresting, in this case, kidnapping the guy, the police should also go to his place, and invite him. The fact that they arrested him at his place in Abuja shows that they know his place and have access to him.

The police you're here defending smartly left out the details of the so called defamation. You're turning the law on its head for something that you're not even sure you won't be a victim of tomorrow.

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by CorrectionFLuid: 10:40pm On May 23
bhella10:
Interpreter, why did he not honor the police invitation jeje? Oga make we hear word.

You're just hyper throbbing because you happened to see the name of the journalist. I won't waste my time with you.
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by Fiscus105(m): 10:48pm On May 23
creolehunt:
It amazes me how Nigeruan police are so swift to make arrest in civil matters such as this. But are never no where to be found when actual crime that needs investigation is committed.

Same applies to the military guys who akwaysvfisolay might when it comes to civilians.


Despite reading the reason, yet a stupid guy still wrote nonsense and liked by foolish people.

Oga, how would you feel if people write defamation content about you?

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by Orinechi: 10:52pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:
Defamation is something the courts settle, and not something ten policemen in 2 Hilux vehicles kidnap people for.

That reverend sister, if it was an American journalist that "defamed" her in the US? Is the police there going to kidnap the journalist with ten men and 2 Hilux vans, or is she not going to press charges?

Let's be careful of what we support because this thing defamation can be open to interpretation. Tomorrow you can just say what someone doesn't like and you'll get kidnapped for defamation by the police.

This is how societies crumble. And tyranny instituted. Chunk by chunk, one rot after the other. One impunity after the other.
why didn't he show up when invited? We want sane society but we are not sane in our attitude.

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by naptu2: 10:53pm On May 23
Criminal defamation.

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by Orinechi: 10:55pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:


Like I said, the police has nothing to do with this matter yet. There's no evidence to prove that the police invited him, except what the police wrote up there. And if you're from this country you know that the words of the police are not to be trusted by

That aside, it is the job of the court to serve him. This is completely a matter that the courts should handle. The police is not the court or a judge.

The answer to your question what the police should have done is simply "NOTHING"

The police does not settle matters. Only the courts do. And it's the duty of the courts to judge the journalist and determine whether he is guilty or innocent.
u don't know anything

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by osuofia2(m): 11:03pm On May 23
Obidients are nuisance

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by favor914: 11:12pm On May 23
creolehunt:
It amazes me how Nigeruan police are so swift to make arrest in civil matters such as this. But are never no where to be found when actual crime that needs investigation is committed.

Same applies to the military guys who akwaysvfisolay might when it comes to civilians.
You must be igbo?

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by favor914: 11:14pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:


Like I said, the police has nothing to do with this matter yet. There's no evidence to prove that the police invited him, except what the police wrote up there. And if you're from this country you know that the words of the police are not to be trusted

That aside, it is the job of the court to serve him. This is completely a matter that the courts should handle. The police is not the court or a judge.

The answer to your question what the police should have done is simply "NOTHING"

The police does not settle matters. Only the courts do. And it's the duty of the courts to judge the journalist and determine whether he is guilty or innocent.
It is a criminal case, so police will do their investigation, then charge the useless criminal Madu Onuorah to face the law in a magistrate court.
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by DaddyJapan(m): 11:15pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:
Defamation is something the courts settle, and not something ten policemen in 2 Hilux vehicles kidnap people for.

That reverend sister, if it was an American journalist that "defamed" her in the US? Is the police there going to kidnap the journalist with ten men and 2 Hilux vans, or is she not going to press charges?

Let's be careful of what we support because this thing defamation can be open to interpretation. Tomorrow you can just say what someone doesn't like and you'll get kidnapped for defamation by the police.

This is how societies crumble. And tyranny instituted. Chunk by chunk, one rot after the other. One impunity after the other.

Co-signed.
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by DaddyJapan(m): 11:17pm On May 23
Chai, tyranny of religion jam tyranny of our judicial system. angry

U.S.-based Catholic Reverend Sister in Court Over Assault on 75-year-old Stepmother



A United States-based Reverend Sister Ngozi Mamah of the University Sisters of Assumptions Congregation, has been dragged to court in Obollo Afor, Udenu Local Government Area (LGA) of Enugu State for allegedly assaulting her 75-year-old stepmother, Mrs Beatrice Mamah.

The incident occurred in Amagu, Ada Agu Obollo Etiti in their family house where the rebellious Reverend Sister was said to have slapped the stepmother several times for refusing to join a marabout praying group she brought in from Imo State.

The stepmother, who is a devout Catholic and who has the title of Nnemuruoha, a title reserved for recognized and committed Catholic mothers of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, had infuriated the Reverend Sister for refusing to join the praying group because she saw them as non-Catholics performing rituals that are not of Catholic tradition.

The Sister, who imported the praying group as part of her mother’s first anniversary, abused the stepmother several times before slapping her persistently until help came for the aged woman.

The Sister, who imported the praying group as part of her mother’s first anniversary, abused the stepmother several times before slapping her persistently until help came for the aged woman.

Children of the Nnemuruoha took the matter to Obollo Afor Police station where relations tried in vain to intervene as some family members insisted on conducting a mental test on the Reverend sister whose behavior in the family has been very unbearable.

The controversial Reverend sister who sensed that her strange prayer group would face resistance in the Catholic-dominated village, had hired some soldiers who traveled with her to the village for protection. The soldiers molested and seized the phones of those who tried to record the prayer session.

Meanwhile, the praying group who conducted a series of incantations with candles, biscuits, and whisky wine are said to have returned to their base in Imo State.

A source at the Secretariat of Nsukka Catholic Diocese said that the Reverend Sister’s case is not new as several cases involving her unruly behavior are known to even the Bishop. But the source stated that she is answerable to the Superior General of the University Sisters Of Assumption Congregation where she belongs.

A text message to the Vicar General of the Reverend Sisters Congregation, the University Sisters of Assumption, for the reaction was not responded to but a source close to the headquarters of the Congregation shows that the reports of undignified behavior on the Sister have been a regular occurrence and they are fed up with her.

When she was brought before the Obollo Afor Magistrate Court on Tuesday April 30, 2024, the Parish Priest of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Ada Agu, Obollo Etiti, Reverend Father Paul Nwonu pleaded to have the case settled out of court.

His request was obliged and he was given one week to report back to the court.

Source: https://globalupfront.com/2024/05/01/u-s-based-catholic-reverend-sister-in-court-over-assault-on-75-year-old-stepmother

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by favor914: 11:17pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:
Defamation is something the courts settle, and not something ten policemen in 2 Hilux vehicles kidnap people for.

That reverend sister, if it was an American journalist that "defamed" her in the US? Is the police there going to kidnap the journalist with ten men and 2 Hilux vans, or is she not going to press charges?

Let's be careful of what we support because this thing defamation can be open to interpretation. Tomorrow you can just say what someone doesn't like and you'll get kidnapped for defamation by the police.

This is how societies crumble. And tyranny instituted. Chunk by chunk, one rot after the other. One impunity after the other.
You will try your best to defend that criminal because he is your tribesman abi?

Nonsense Obidients.

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by Exjoker(m): 11:18pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:
Defamation is something the courts settle, and not something ten policemen in 2 Hilux vehicles kidnap people for.

That reverend sister, if it was an American journalist that "defamed" her in the US? Is the police there going to kidnap the journalist with ten men and 2 Hilux vans, or is she not going to press charges?

Let's be careful of what we support because this thing defamation can be open to interpretation. Tomorrow you can just say what someone doesn't like and you'll get kidnapped for defamation by the police.

This is how societies crumble. And tyranny instituted. Chunk by chunk, one rot after the other. One impunity after the other.
I read somewhere in the press release that he failed to honor several invitations for questioning... What should have the police do

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by favor914: 11:23pm On May 23
DaddyJapan:


Co-signed.
By Ohaneze.
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by DaddyJapan(m): 11:26pm On May 23
Exjoker:
I read somewhere in the press release that he failed to honor several invitations for questioning... What should have the police do

Threat him with the same kid gloves used to handle Yahaya Bello. cheesy
Why should it be one rule for the political elite and another for a recalcitrant journo - if your assertion is true?

What's with the rendition across state lines at the taxpayer's expense?
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by CorrectionFLuid: 11:27pm On May 23
favor914:
You will try your best to defend that criminal because he is your tribesman abi?

Nonsense Obidients.

You're constituting a nuisance only because you managed to see the name of the journalist, and it happened to be one you don't like.
If you read what you quoted and all you could see is tribe, then you have a very serious healing to do on yourself.
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by CorrectionFLuid: 11:29pm On May 23
Exjoker:
I read somewhere in the press release that he failed to honor several invitations for questioning... What should have the police do

Someone has already asked same question and I already answered that. It should be first comment on page 2.
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by abbey621(m): 11:43pm On May 23
CorrectionFLuid:


This is exactly how impunity gets instituted. If you commit a crime, the police should get an arrest warrant from a judge, after they have proven to the judge that you are a person of interest.

If the police invites you, you have a right to know why you're being invited. And if you don't show up, the police has to go to a judge and obtain an arrest warrant. Arrest warrants are given when it's determined that the case is a crime, and the person who is about to be arrested is a person of interest.

In a civil case such as this, it is only a courts that can determine if this is truly defamation, and not the police.

You're wrong and don't know your right, yet you are the first to tell another person that he's wrong.

If the court has already determined the case to be defamation, then it is now a crime.

And before arresting, in this case, kidnapping the guy, the police should also go to his place, and invite him. The fact that they arrested him at his place in Abuja shows that they know his place and have access to him.

The police you're here defending smartly left out the details of the so called defamation. You're turning the law on its head for something that you're not even sure you won't be a victim of tomorrow.

Yea this just shows you know nothing about police code of conduct and the overall Nigerian Constitution. Can you state the part of the Nigerian law that specifically commands the need of a warrant before being invited for questioning?

The fact that they even invited him and gave him the option of coming in honorably is already a positive, under the old police code, they would have bundled him immediately the complaint was made.

Finally, it is not the police job to give you all the detail, it is for you to be conversant with the law and know that defamation suit requires active investigation and is punishable under law. Section 375 of the Criminal Code Act, any person who publishes any defamatory matter is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable to imprisonment for one year; and any person who publishes any defamatory matter knowing it to be false, is liable to imprisonment for two years.

The court is not the investigvative body, it is the police that investigates.....I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS AND STOP THIS BASELESS ARGUMENT!

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Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by omoadeleye(m): 11:51pm On May 23
creolehunt:
It amazes me how Nigeruan police are so swift to make arrest in civil matters such as this. But are never no where to be found when actual crime that needs investigation is committed.

Same applies to the military guys who akwaysvfisolay might when it comes to civilians.


So you think that it's the same calibre of people that committed civil matters would also commit actual crimes?

Won't one be sophisticated than the others?
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by favor914: 12:26am On May 24
CorrectionFLuid:


You're constituting a nuisance only because you managed to see the name of the journalist, and it happened to be one you don't like.
If you read what you quoted and all you could see is tribe, then you have a very serious healing to do on yourself.
That is why you are supporting your brother abi?
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by olisaEze(m): 12:54am On May 24
At least under Buhari even whistleblowers were given soft landing. undecided

Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by CENI: 2:15am On May 24
Interpreter, why did he not honor the police invitation jeje? Oga make we hear word.

The man knows his rights. This is purely a civil mattèr. The Nun should get a Lawyer to file case against him, not the Police. I suspect that the Police is compromised or bribed, that's why they acted in commando style while arresting him to justify what they collected. Now, they are cslling for ptofessional investigation. Nonsense!
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by Jayhome24: 3:20am On May 24
Imagine how ipobidients mronsturned this to politics and tribal madness whereas it is igbo vs Igbo matter una see why I said I as igbo descent will never vote for any of my kinsmen for presidency untill we learn how to remove tribalism sentiment from everything and stop hating.
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by Sirianese: 3:44am On May 24
Nigeria is a failed state and a dead, decaying society filled with rotten individuals

In ten years' time these same useless fools making illegal arrests will be in front of national assembly protesting their unpaid pensions.

They are all dead people who erroneously think of themselves as being alive
Re: Madu Onuorah Arrested Over Defamatory Publication Against Nun - Police by decent2(m): 4:24am On May 24
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