The Nigeria Police has warned social media users to intimate themselves with the cybercrime laws in force in Nigeria so as not to fall into the wrong side of the law. The Force PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a press statement made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP gave this hint today when he confirmed that one Mr. Chude Franklin Nnamdi with Twitter handle ‘@chude__’ was arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State on the 18th of March, 2023 for cyberstalking.
National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP also gathered that Chude is now being investigated by the Nigeria Police Force National Cyber Crime Centre (NPF-NCCC) Abuja, for cyberstalking, pursuant to a complaint received via a petition, about his activities on social media which contravenes the provision of Section 24 of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and other criminal laws.
Furthermore, a prima facie case has been established against him while the case file has been forwarded to the Force Legal Department for further action.
In view of this, NAOSNP can report that the Nigeria Police Force has urged members of the public to familiarize themselves with provisions of the law and be aware of the penalties for violating them most especially cybercrime laws with the new trends in the digital media space.