Uche Igwe Charged to Court for Leaking sex video of 10 year old Chrisland School pupil.

Uche Igwe, 40-year-old broadcaster, who is alleged to have shared the sex video of a 10-year- old pupil of Chrisland School, Lagos state, has been charged to court.

According to reports, he was called before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State to answer to an indictment [ two-count charge of cyberstalking and breach of peace].

Augustine Nwabuisi Prosecution counsel attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, revealed to the court that the defendant committed the offenses on April 18. Nwabuisi told the court that the defendant Uche Igwe intentionally posted on social media platform the viral video of the 10-year-old female Chrisland student engaging in sexual intercourse with another student in Dubai, using the Twitter handle @uchedark.

Furthermore, the prosecutor told the court that the offence violates the following;

  • Section 24 (1) (a) (b) (i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention) Act of 2015, and Section 168 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. 
  • Section 24 (1) of the  Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention) Act of 2015 provides for 10 years’ imprisonment for cyberstalking while the Breach of peace is punishable with three months’ jail term under Section 168 (d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

After hearing the charges the defendant Uche pleaded not guilty. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, ruled that defendant will bail himself with the sum of N10 million with three sureties in like sum.

Mrs Adedayo also ruled that the sureties must

  • Submit their National Identification Numbers and their Lagos State Residents Registration Agency cards.
  • Must be a land owner, adding that all the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
  • Must be gainfully employed and have evidence of three years’ tax payment to Lagos State Government.

She finally shifted the case until June 13 for mention

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