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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Police to prosecute blogger who accused E-Money of having affair with Junior Pope's widow

Police to prosecute blogger who accused E-Money of having af

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos State police spokesperson, announced that a blogger going by the name Stanley will face legal action for allegedly defaming Emeka Okonkwo, also known as E-Money, in his online video.

Hundeyin made the disclosure at the command's headquarters in Ikeja on Monday, while presenting the suspect to reporters.

The police spokesman said that E-Money had petitioned the command regarding the offending video and emphasised that the 24-year-old suspect had been apprehended at Uromi in Edo by the command's crack team, who had sprung into action for an inquiry.

“He is going to be prosecuted because the things he engaged in were criminal in nature. He has allegedly defamed E-Money and he is going to be prosecuted.

“We are not prosecuting the suspect because of the personality involved, but because he has allegedly committed a crime, the personality goes through the normal channel by reporting the case to the police and we investigated and arrested the suspect.

“If one is defamed and you only talk about it on social media, you have not reported the case yet to the Police, it doesn’t work that way. The best thing to do is report at any police division, area command or police headquarters, we will take it up,” he said.

Hundeyin cautioned social media users not to hurt other people with their posts, emphasising that they could face consequences if someone reported that their content offended someone.

Every action has repercussions, he pointed out, emphasising that the police will bring an offender to justice the moment incorrect information is made public and a report comes in from a willing complainant who is prepared to prosecute the perpetrator.

The suspect acknowledged creating the aforementioned video to increase his page's following while speaking to reporters outside the parade. 

Additionally, he said that nothing he mentioned in the video about E-Money was accurate.

“I did a video about E-Money. I said a lot of things that are not true in that video, that is why the police arrested me.

“I said something regarding a video I saw online about a woman – saying that Sir E-Money is responsible for the things that happened to Nollywood actor John Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope’s case.

“I said something like that, I also said that Sir E-Money was also having an affair with Junior Pope’s wife. I have never in my life met E-Money. Everything I made in that video was not true.

“I made the video out of trying to boost my page traffic level, I never knew it will go viral the way it went. I don’t have bad intention to tarnish Sir E-Money’s name. I was just making the video, I didn’t know it will go such wide.

“I know the contents of the video were wrong of me to have made. I don’t know the video will escalate to that extent,” he said.

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