Police Arraign Broadcaster For Sharing Chrisland Student’s Sex Tape

The police in Lagos on Monday arraigned a 40-year-old broadcaster, Uche Igwe before a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba for allegedly shared on Twitter, the sex video of a 10-year- old Chrisland School student.

The police docked the defendant on a two-count charge charge of cyberstalking and breach of peace.

The Prosecution counsel attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Augustine Nwabuisi, told the court that Igwe, who resides at No. 14 Ogundare Street in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, committed the offences on April 18, on the Twitter application.

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Nwabuisi claimed that the defendant intentionally sent a video of the 10-year-old female student engaging in sexual intercourse with another student in Dubai, to the application.

The police prosecutor also alleged the defendant used his personal Twitter handle, @uchedark, to share the video on the internet for public viewing without the consent of the student’s parents or the school.

He maintained that the offences contravene Section 24 (1) (a) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention) Act of 2015, and Section 168 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

After his plea was taken, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N10 million with three sureties in like sum.
The court held that the sureties must submit their National Identification Numbers and their Lagos State Residents Registration Agency cards.

She also directed that one of the sureties must be a land owner, adding that all the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Magistrate Adedayo further ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She then adjourned the case until June 13 for mention.

28th May 2022
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