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TikToker Bags Three Years Imprisonment After Accusing Eniola Badmus Of ‘Pimping Ladies’ To Politicians

It has been reported that Nwakaego Okoye, a woman who gained notoriety on TikTok, has been penalized for cyberstalking. Specifically, Okoye has been sentenced to three years in prison for cyberstalking against Eniola Badmus, a well-known actress in Nigeria’s Nollywood industry. This type of online harassment is taken seriously by authorities, and Okoye’s punishment serves as a warning to others who may consider engaging in similar activities.

Tiktoker Bags Three Years Imprisonment After Accusing Eniola Badmus Of ‘Pimping Ladies’ To Politicians, Yours Truly, News, April 22, 2024

On Wednesday, Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos convicted Nwakaego for cyberstalking. She pleaded guilty to a two-count charge.

After considering the convict’s remorse, Justice Oweibo presented an alternative to serving jail time. The option was to pay a fine of N150,000. The charge stated that Nwakaego and an accomplice named Chimabia (currently at large) conspired to commit the offence in Lagos between December 2022 and July 2023. The charge also indicated that the crime violated Sections 24(1)(b)(2)(a)(c) and 27 of the Cybercrimes Act, 2015.

Tiktoker Bags Three Years Imprisonment After Accusing Eniola Badmus Of ‘Pimping Ladies’ To Politicians, Yours Truly, News, April 22, 2024

Remember that Okoye was arrested for making defamatory remarks about actress Eniola Badmus. She admitted defaming the actress because her friend, Fortune Ibe, promised to pay her N200,000. In a video where she apologized for her actions, Okoye explained that she needed the money to pay her rent and that desperation led her to act in such a way. Okoye stated,

“What happened was that a friend of mine, Fortune Ibe, said if I should come out and talk about Mrs Eniola Badmus, he was going to send me N200k because I told him about my rent. “That was what prompted the video. I am so sorry; I just did that because I was desperate to pay my house rent. I just did it because of the money.”

After Okoye’s arrest, Badmus refused to settle the matter outside of court despite pleas. She was determined to charge Okoye for damaging her reputation, which she had worked hard to earn.

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