Police to prosecute blogger who alleged that E-Money and Junior Pope’s wife are lovers

The Lagos state police has confirmed that it will prosecute a blogger identified as Stanley for allegedly defaming business mogul, Emeka Okonkwo, also known as E-Money, in a viral video.

It may be recalled that Stanley fingered E-Money in the death of Nollywood actor, Junior Pope, while also claiming that the music executive was having an affair with his wife.

Police to prosecute blogger who alleged that E-Money and Junior Pope's wife are lovers

Lagos police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, while the parading the suspect at the police headquarters in Ikeja on Monday, said the command received a petition from E-Money about the offensive video.

According to him, a crack squad of the command swung into action for investigation, and arrested the 24-year-old online blogger in Uromi Edo state.

Hundeyin said; “He is going to be prosecuted because the things he engaged in were criminal in nature. He has allegedly defamed E-Money and he is going to be prosecuted.

Police to prosecute man for alleging that E-Money and Junior Pope's wife are lovers

“We are not prosecuting the suspect because of the personality involved, but because he has allegedly committed crime, the personality goes through the normal channel by reporting the case to the police and we investigated and arrested the suspect.

“If one is defamed and you only talk about it on social media, you have not reported the case yet to the Police, it doesn’t work that way. The best thing to do is report at any police division, area command or police headquarters, we will take it up”.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the parade at the command HQ, Stanley admitted making the viral video to boost his page’s followership status.

“I did a video about E-Money. I said a lot of things that are not true in that video, that is why the police arrested me. I said something regarding a video I saw online about a woman – saying that Sir E-Money is responsible for the things that happened to Nollywood actor John Odonwodo, aka Junior Pope’s case.

“I said something like that, I also said that Sir E-Money was also having an affairs with Junior Pope’s wife. I have never in my life met E-Money. Everything I made in that video was not true.

“I made the video out of trying to boost my page traffic level, I never knew it will go viral the way it went. I don’t have bad intention to tarnish Sir E-Money’s name. I was just making the video, I didn’t know it will go such wide.

“I know the contents of the video were wrong of me to have made. I don’t know the video will escalate to that extent,” the blogger said.