Authorities charge 37 year old lady for using her Facebook profile to spread hate speech against Akwa Ibom governor.



Blessing Edet, 37, was charged by police on Tuesday at the Federal High Court in Abuja with defaming Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.

However, Edet, who was charged with defamation on six counts, entered a not guilty plea.

She was charged with using her Facebook profile to spread hate speech against the governor.

You Blessing Ossom Edet “F” 37 of No. 18 Buchanan Crescent Wuse II, Abuja, sent communications or other materials with the subject line “Names of Married Women/Politicians’ Wives Sleeping with Governor Emmanuel Loading” on April 11, 2020, according to one of the allegations.

According to the police, this behavior is egregiously offensive and is subject to penalties under Section 24(a) of the 2015 Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act. But Justice Ahmed Mohammed granted the defendant  bail in the sum of N500,000 with a similar surety.The surety should be a government employee with a stable source of income, he continued.After the hearing, the judge commanded Edet to leave her passport with the court registrar.

He adjourned  the case’s trial until May 10.






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