Nollywood Actress Jailed Over Defamation of Character

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Nollywood Actress Jailed Over Defamation of Character

Chioma Toplis, one of the Nollywood actresses, has been jailed over
defamation of character at a Correctional Facility in Afara in Umuahia, Abia
State.

This comes after a Magistrate Court after she was accused of Cybercrime,
by using her Facebook page to make malicious publication against the chairman
of Abia State Traditional Prime Minister Council, High Chief Uche Akwukwuegbu,
popularly known as BAWAS.

she was accused of using Facebook to tag Akwukwuegbu as a “rapist and
ritualist.”

The one-count charge reads “That you Chioma Toplis ‘f’ between 28th and
31st of May 2021 while residing in Nigeria and being a social network user and
being under the Umuahia North Magisterial District and knowingly and
maliciously published on your Facebook page “CHIOMS TOPLIS” the following, ‘U’re
rapist father invited his daughter now(Ex) to Nigeria without his son’s consent
and slept with her.

“You equally called him a ritualist who used his last daughter as a sacrificial
lamb of the family, hence, she is perpetually sick and hidden in the house. A
publication which you know to be false and intended to cause annoyance,
inconveniences, danger, obstruction, enmity, hatred, ill-will, or needless
anxiety to the person of Chief Uche Akwukwuegbu, the chairman of Abia State
Traditional Prime Minister Council, a renowned community leader, and business
mogul and you thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 24(b) of
the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention) Act 2015 as applicable in Abia State.”

After reading the court charge, there was no plea for bail, Chief
Magistrate Idaka Kanu ordered that the accused be remanded at the Afara
Correctional Center, Umuahia.

 

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