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Journalist Charged To Court For “Causing Annoyance” Towards Lai Mohammed

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Popular radio personality, Rotimi Jolayemi popularly known as , has been charged to court for causing annoyance and hatred towards the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammad.

Odunews.com had earlier reported that the journalist and his family were detained by the Police for ‘insulting’ the Minister.

The Police has now filed a suit against the journalist for “causing annoyance, insult, hatred and ill will to the current Hon. Minister of Information and Culture.”

In the charge sheet signed by the Prosecuting Counsel, Prosecution Section, Joseph Offor, the police said the act was in contravention of Section 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrimes Act 2015.

The charge read, “That you, Jolayemi Oba Akewi, male, aged 43 years on or about the 14th day of April 2020 at Osolo Compound EKan Nla, Kwara State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did send audio message through your android phone device to a group Whatsapp platform known as ‘Ekan Sons and Daughters’ and which went viral immediately after it was posted for the purpose of causing annoyance, insult, hatred and ill will to the current Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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