The Lagos State Federal High Court, has remanded self-acclaimed relationship expert, Blessing Okoro, for alleged cyber-bullying.
Blessing Okoro who was arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) on Thursday morning, March 30, was arraigned on a six-count charge of alleged cyber-bullying, libel and for exhibiting uncensored movies.
During her arraignment, the prosecution counsel, Rotshang Faith Dimka of the Force Headquarters in Abuja, claimed that on October 16, 2022, Blessing intentionally sent messages through her Instagram handle, @officialblessingceo, to bully, threaten, and harass Folashade Samuels, also known as Mamajazz, the younger sister of the late Bimbo Ogbonna, wife of Lagos businessman Ikechukwu Ogbonna, also known as IVD.
The prosecution further alleged that Blessing used her Instagram handle to damage the reputation of Folashade Samuels and the late Bimbo Ogbonna by exposing them to hatred, contempt, and ridicule.
According to the police, some of the messages allegedly sent by Blessing Okoro include;
“Let’s ask Mamajazz where her father is??? Their father had exactly the same issue with their mother Ebele and he ran away for his dear life. IVD’s crime was that he was not man enough to run…
The family of late Bimbo is after IVD’’s properties and life. Especially her elder sister Mamajazz. Bimbo and IVD are well-known people in Lagos and it’s not a hidden fact that even in their estate that Bimbo is violent.
Everybody knows how she breaks a bottle on her husband’s head on a daily .. Bimbo k!lled herself and has always wanted to k!ll herself right from childhood. Evidence loading. All the voice notes and evidence will be on my YouTube and Facebook. Subscribe.
I will ask Mamajazz, the late Bimbo’s sister few questions…where you in talking terms with your sister before (she) died?”
The court was informed by the police that the defendants had violated Section 24 (2)(a)(1) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015, Section 375 of the Criminal Code Act, and Section 33 of the NFVCB Act, 2004. Upon hearing the charges, the accused pleaded not guilty.
The presiding judge, Justice Yelim Bogoro, remanded Blessing CEO in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services, NCoS till May 30 for a hearing of her bail application.