• Crime - Benue
  • Updated: March 28, 2023

Cyber Stalking: Benue Doctor Remanded In Prison

Cyber Stalking: Benue Doctor Remanded In Prison

A Benue State Magistrate Court sitting in Makurdi on Tuesday remanded one Dr Kadev Kenneth Kelvin at the Federal Correctional facility in Makurdi over alleged cyber stalking.

Kadev, in a Facebook comment on March 12, 2023, stated that he stitched the lacerated anus of the Benue State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bemgba Iortyom, after he was sodomized in Abuja prison in 2017.

According to the suit filed by Iortyom's lawyers and read as first information report of the Police,"On the 13/03/2023, a criminal petition was received by the Commissioner of Police written by D.K Iorhemba and Co as Barrister and Solicitors on behalf of Bemgba Iortyom, the PDP Publicity Secretary, Benue State,stating that one Kadev Kenneth Kelvin, a medical doctor who works at Kadev Health Systems Services of No.9 opposite Holy Covent, Otukpo Road, Makurdi, made damaging comments on him on the 12/03/2023 at about 1300hrs, on Facebook.

"When Kadev Kenneth Kelvin was chatting with one Gabriel Terungwa Shange, he disclosed confidential information under client/doctor privilege stating "my brother, if Bemgba Iortyom wants to go dirty, just inform me, the day he found out that, I was the medical doctor that stitched his lacerated anus when he was sodomized in Abuja prison in 2017" he blocked me.

During Police investigation, one Kadev Kenneth Kelvin was arrested and the statement made on Facebook was screenshot for evidence and he confessed committing the said offence.

According to the Police, the offence contravenes section 24(1)(a)(b)(i)of the cyber crimes Prohibition and prevention Act, 2015.

No plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.

The Police prosecutor, Inspector S. O Itodo informed the court that investigation into the matter was still on.

He asked the court for another date to enable the prosecution prove its case.

After listening to Greg Mbasuen, who is the counsel to the complainant in the matter the Chief Magistrate, N.E kakaan remanded the accused at the Federal Correctional Facility in Makurdi and adjourned the matter to May 24,2023 for further mention.

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