Blogger sued by UBA MD
A Nigerian news blogger, Desmond Ike Chima, has been arrested by the Federal Criminal Investigation Department over one of his stories.
The story in question involves Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa, Phillip Oduoza, and superstar actress, Genevieve Nnaji.
Chima was prosecuted before a Igbosere high court, where he was read a 5-count charge of felony.
According to the prosecution, Chima had written an article titled “Randy UBA MD, Phillips Oduoza In Adultery Mess, Romances Star Actress, Genevieve Nnaji.”
The aim of the article was to allegedly extort money from Oduoza.
The Charge read in part: “That you Desmond Ike Chima and others still at large at the said date and place did publish or distribute an article deemed to be obscene against Phillips Oduoza entitled: RANDY UBA PLC MD, PHILLIPS ODUOZA’S WIFE TO DIVORCE HIM OVER AFFAIR WITH ACTRESS GENEVIEVE NNAJI.”
Chima pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was granted bail to the sum of N100,000.
The case has been adjourned till the 30th of October.