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Alleged nude picture of Perm Sec: Court admits 19-year-old suspect to N5m bail, commences trial

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The Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Yenagoa has granted a N5 million bail to a 19-year-old woman, Miss Challotte Delhi, over her allege involvement within the sharing of the nude video of a former Everlasting Secretary of the State Ministry of Schooling, Dr. Walton Liverpool, on social media with the alleged intention to extort the sum of N15million.

The DSS, within the go well with quantity FHC/YNG/33C/2021, filed a one-count cost in opposition to the defendant alleging that she have interaction in cyber stalking with intention of blackmail which is opposite to part 24(2)c and punishable below subparagraph (b) of the cybercrime (prohibition , prevention and so on) Act,2015.

On the courtroom sitting on Thursday, the 2 motions on bail and graduation of trial had been taken with each counsels, Principal Authorized officer of the DSS, Victor Uchendu Esq and a former Legal professional Normal of Bayelsa State and Counsel to the Defendant, A.S. Arthur Esq agreeing to the bail of the accused.

The Presiding Decide, Justice Isa Dashen, after listening to the positions of the 2 counsel on the bail, granted the bail at N15million and a surety with landed property within the Jurisdiction of the state.

Instantly, after the ruling on bail, the Presiding Decide ordered graduation of the trial of the accused with the calling of former Everlasting Secretary of the State Ministry of Schooling, Dr. Walton Liverpool as first witness.

In his revelation, Liverpool, whose nude image was allegedly posted on social media by the accused, stated he met the accused via her good friend request to him on Fb on twenty third of August, 2021 and had consexual encounter at a well-liked resort often called Golden Gate within the state capital.

 

He famous that the nude video allegedly launched by the accused has brought on him psychological and bodily pains. He stated he nearly dedicated suicide and fainted after his fast and prolonged household seen it on the Web.

In line with Liverpool, “On the eighth of September, 2021 after I used to be hosted to a reception after the day I obtained my tutorial PhD from the Imo State College, Owerri. After the ceremony, I retired to my room to sleep. At about 12am, I acquired a whatsApp message on my cellphone asserting a package deal for me.

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“I inquired who the sender of the message and requested the character of the package deal. I used to be instructed that they’ve made a video of me. After I requested for the id of the sender, they instructed me to not fear and that I ought to cooperate with them and the matter shall be over”.

He instructed the courtroom that he was requested to pay the sum of N15million or else the nude video shall be posted on the social media.
“I responded that as a retired civil servant I don’t have such cash. I found that the video was dehumanising and embarrassing.

“I pleaded that I’ll pay the sum of N1million and pleaded that I wanted to promote a property to boost one million naira. They despatched me one other message that I ought to pay the sum of N5million. They threatened to not settle for something much less.”

He additionally identified that, after a research of the nude video, he found that the video was taken at a room at Golden Gate Resort and that it was the 19 years previous Miss Challotte Delhi that was with him, the sender of the video boasted that I’ll faint if I refuse to pay and get the video of a media house.

“After six days, on the 14th of September, 2021, I used to be alerted that my nude video have been posted on Fb. They tagged members of the State Home of Meeting, current and former State Commissioners, Native Authorities Chairmen and former Chief of Workers to Governor, Rt. Hon. Thalford Ogolo.”

 

Each counsels, the Principal Authorized officer of the DSS, Victor Uchendu Esq and a former Legal professional-Normal of Bayelsa State and Counsel to the Defendant, A.S. Arthur Esq, nevertheless throughout the Tendering of proof argued on the admittance of the listing of WhatsApp dialog between the previous Everlasting Secretary of the State Ministry of Schooling, Walton Liverpool and the accused.

The Presiding choose, Justice Isa Dashen, nevertheless, adjourned until November ninth, 2021 to rule on the difficulty of exhibit to be admitted by the courtroom.

18-year-old woman arraigned for allegedly circulating nude video of retired Bayelsa Perm Sec

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