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Social Media Influencer Who Accused Zion Ministries Pastor Of Conducting Fake Miracles Granted ₦50Million Bail

Posted by Amarachi on Fri 14th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

Ijele was ordered by the court to present a ₦50 million bail bond, with the condition that one surety possesses land in Lagos and the other holds a civil service position of no less than level 14.

Chizorom Harrison Ofoegbu, Ebuka Obi
 

Popular social media influencer, Chizorom Harrison Ofoegbu, aka Ijele has been granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State.

According to SaharaReporters, the bail was granted in a ruling delivered by the trial judge, Justice Akintayo Aluko, on Friday morning.

Ijele was ordered by the court to present a ₦50 million bail bond, with the condition that one surety possesses land in Lagos and the other holds a civil service position of no less than level 14.

Recall that the Lagos State Police had invited the social media influencer for questioning days after accusing popular pastor, of Zion Ministries,  Evangelist Ebuka Obi of conducting fake miracles.

The Police Force, however, filed an amended three-count criminal charge against Ijele before the court.

The three counts in the case between the Inspector General of Police as the complainant and Chizorom Harrison Ofoegbu as the defendant involve conspiracy, criminal defamation, cybercrime, and threats to life.

In the charge numbered FHCA/3210/24, the police said the offences violate sections 24(1)(a)(b), (2)(a)(b); 27(1)(a) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act 2015 and sections 373 and 374 of the Criminal Code Act, Punishable under section 375 of the Criminal Code Act.

Also, a magistrate’s court in Abuja had previously dismissed the case related to criminal intimidation, threats to life, cyberstalking, and cyberbullying filed against him.

Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Iyanna, while ruling on the bail application filed through the defendant’s lawyer, struck out the case for lack of jurisdiction.

The judge also instructed the police to bring the blogger before a competent court of law so that the defendant can enter a plea in accordance with the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice (ACJA) 2015.

The Nigeria Police Force is prosecuting the case on behalf of Evangelist Ebuka Obi’s Zion Prayer Ministry Movement Outreach.



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