|PICTURED: Desmond Chima|
A blogger, Desmond Chima, 29, was yesterday [Nov 2] arraigned by the Police for allegedly posting two offensive stories on the Internet against the Managing Director of United Bank for Africa, Philips Oduoza.
Chima was arraigned on two counts of cybercrime before Justice Mohammed Yunusa of a Federal High Court in Lagos. The police accused the blogger of conniving with some persons still at large to post online, a story titled, “Randy UBA MD, Philips Oduoza in adultery mess…romances star acress, Genevieve Nnaji…”
The blogger was said to have also, sometime in March this year, posted a second story with the title, “Randy UBA MD, Philips Oduoza’s wife to divorce him over affairs with actress Genevieve.”
The prosecutor, Henry Obiazi, who pressed the charges against Chima on Monday, claimed that the blogger knew the stories to be false and posted them online for the purpose of annoying the bank MD and causing him ill will and needless anxiety.
Obiazi claimed that Chima violated the law and was bound to be punished under Section 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2015.
Chima has denied the charges and has pleaded not guilty. His bail application will heard on 6 November, it added.