In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, July, 2020

How Ex-President, Jonathan, Bought College Scholar Who Created Parody Twitter Account In His Title Detained For 54 Days

How Ex-President, Jonathan, Got University Student Who Created Parody Twitter Account In His Name Detained For 54 Days

Goodluck Jonathan

Babatunde Olusola, an orphan and closing 12 months scholar of  Chemical Engineering of Ladoke Akintola College (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, remains to be in detention, 54 days after he was arrested for making a parody Twitter account of former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan.

His arrest was masterminded by Jonathan, who personally positioned a cellphone name to the Inspector-Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, alerting him of the parody account and requesting Babatunde’s arrest.

The ex-Nigerian President additionally instructed his Chief Safety Officer to make a proper written criticism to the Inspector-Normal of Police.

Babatunde was arrested by way of his uncle by the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, a dreaded controversial unit of the Nigeria Police Drive.

The police operatives invaded Babatunde’s privateness and obtained data of his name log document from telecommunications service supplier.

The decision historical past linked him to his uncle, a pastor in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, who was instantly positioned underneath home arrest by the Particular Anti-Theft Squad operatives and was ordered to ask Babatunde to his residence for onward arrest, which was performed.

Afterwards, Babatunde was transferred from Ogbomoso to Ibadan and later to Abuja the place he stays in detention of Nigeria Police Drive Legal Investigation and Intelligence Division (FCIID) division in Space 10, Abuja.

Data obtained by SaharaReporters reveals that Jonathan is conscious that Babatunde is an orphan whose educational pursuit had been basically paralysed by his continued detention.

Extra so, he has been informed that parody accounts don’t violate Twitter guidelines, whilst Babatunde made the categorical clarification within the biography of the parody Twitter account that the account doesn’t belong to the previous President.

Renewed requires Babatunde’s launch mounted on social media on Tuesday with the hashtag #Freeshola, resulting in the intervention of notable Nigerians.

Additionally, human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, supplied authorized assist and twice visited the Abuja headquarters of the Nigeria Police Drive Legal Investigation and Intelligence Division (FCIID) the place Babatunde stays in detention.

Sources confide in SaharaReporters that Babatunde had been granted bail by an Abuja Federal Excessive Courtroom decide.

He was requested to current a degree 15 federal civil servant as surety with N500,000 bail sum, which is taken into account stringent.

Arowolo Ayodeji, the lawyer, who received Babatunde’s bail, stated the younger man is being charged for impersonation underneath Part 22(three)(c) of the Cybercrimes Act and that his bail bond had been accomplished however the unavailability of the Chief Decide of the Federal Excessive Courtroom to append signature to the bail bond had stalled the method.

Talking with SaharaReporters on the event, Akinyode, who can also be the Nationwide President of the Revolutionary Legal professionals’ Discussion board, stated, “The cost towards Babatunde is watery and baseless. The allegation towards him is useless on arrival.

“Really, by advantage of Part 22 (three)(c) of the Cybercrimes Act, former President Goodluck Jonathan should show that Babatunde’s parody account has induced drawback to himself or different individuals. That clearly is just not the case right here. The entire arrest is simply an unbridled show of energy.”

 

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Supply: SaharaReporters

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