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Broadcaster arraigned for sharing viral video of 10-year-old Chrisland pupil on Twitter

A Nigerian broadcaster, Uche Igwe, who allegedly shared the controversial video of a 10-year-old pupil of Chrisland School, has been arraigned in court.

The 40-year-old was arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on a two-count charge of cyberstalking and breach of peace on Monday, May 9.

Prosecution counsel attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Augustine Nwabuisi, told the court that the defendant committed the offenses on April 18. Nwabuisi told the court that the defendant intentionally posted a video of the 10-year-old female pupil engaging in sexual intercourse with another student in Dubai on his Twitter handle @uchedark.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Igwe’s alleged offences contravene Section 24 (1) (a) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention) Act of 2015, and Section 168 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N10 million with three sureties in like sum. Adedayo ruled that the sureties must submit their National Identification Numbers and their Lagos State Residents Registration Agency cards.

“one of the sureties must be a land owner, and all the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction,” she added.

The case has been adjourned until June 13 for mention.

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