Cybercrime: Police drag blogger to court for trial


The Nigeria Police Force has dragged a blogger, Agozie Samuel Chukwuma (commonly known as Comedy and Ofoegbu (King of the game) before a Federal High Court over alleged criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, abduction and cyberbullying.

Before now, the defendant was remanded in the Keffi Correctional Centre, for 14 days on the order of an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court.

The police had secured the remand order following an exparte application brought pursuant to sections 293 (1), 294(1) and 296 (1) (2), all of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015

The motion marked CR/ME/65/2024 sought for an order of the Magistrate Court remanding the defendant for 14 days in the Correctional centre Keffi, to enable the conclusion of the investigation and arraignment at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Iyanna, sitting in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja granted the exparte order as prayed.

In the supporting affidavit deposed to by one Ajah Emmanuel Elizabeth, the police said the defendant is charged with criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, abduction, cyberbulling, and criminal intimidation conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace.

It stated that the investigation of the offence brought by the nominal complainant, Zion Prayer Movement Outreach was ongoing.

That, it has filed a charge at the Federal High Court awaiting the assignment of the case for trial.

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