The Police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned the publisher of a news website, Naijahottestgist.com, before a Federal High Court, Lagos for allegedly publishing a defamatory story against the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank PLC.
The accused, Seun Oloketuyi, 39, is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on defamation.
The Prosecutor, Mr. Olakanmi Omisope, told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences sometime in June, in Lagos.
He said that the accused, knowingly and intentionally, published a defamatory story on the internet against one Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank PLC.
The trial judge, Justice Mohammed Yunusa, in his ruling, remanded the accused in Ikoyi prison, and adjourned the case to Sept. 1, for hearing of a formal application for bail.
Section 24 (1) of the Cybercrime Act provides that any person who intentionally or knowingly sends a message which is grossly offensive or obscene and found to be false, by means of computer network, is liable on conviction to a fine of N7, 000 or three years imprisonment or both.
Credit: NAN | THEWILL
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