Court Sentences Lady For Cyber-Stalking Eniola Badmus
Written by Taiwo Adekola on August 3, 2023
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted and sentenced a lady, Okoye Blessing Nwakaego, to three years imprisonment for the social media bullying of a popular Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo handed down the sentence following a guilty plea by Nwakaego to the two count charge leveled against her by the Police.According to the police, the convict and one Chimabia (now at large) had between December 2022 and July 2023, conspired amongst themselves to commit felony to wit: cyberstalking.
The duo were also said to have knowingly caused the transmission of a communication via Tiktok, and other social media networks, with her mobile line number, a communication which was found to be grossly offensive and false for the purpose of causing injury, criminal intimidation, hatred, and needless anxiety to Eniola Badmus.
However, counsel to the Nwakaego, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy. He added that his client is a first time offender, who did not waste the time of the court.He also told the court that she was remorseful and had already pulled down the offensive video from her social media pages with a promise never to get involved in such acts again.
After listening to the submissions of the lawyers, Justice Oweibo sentenced Nwakaego to 3 years imprisonment on the two count charge or in the alternative, a fine of N150,000.The complainant, Eniola Badmus who was also present in court and was happy with the decision.