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TikToker Bags 3 Years Jail For Defaming Actress Eniola Badmus As A Prostitute

Returning a verdict of GUILTY, a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has sentenced a TiKToker, Ms. Nwakaego Okoye, for defaming a Nollywood Actress Ms. Eniola Badmus.

Okoye bagged the three-year jail sentence on Wednesday, April 3, after she pleaded guilty to the charge brought against her, which contravened Sections 24(1)(b)(2)(a)(c) and 27 of the Cybercrimes Act, 2015.

She defamed Badmus by calling her a pimp in a TikTok posting, and said the Nollywood Actress ran a prostitution syndicate with a special preference for ladies who had gone under the knife.

According to her testimony in court, Okoye defamed the Actress after one Fortune Ibe promised to pay her N200,000 to carry out the defamatory action.

Justice Oweibo, however, gave her the option of a N150,000 fine.

Nwakaego and one Chimabia, now at large, were jointly charged for the offence.

Following Okoye’s arrest, Badmus had rejected pleas to settle the matter out of court as she insisted on charging her for maligning her hard-earned reputation.

Accusing Okoye, Badmus had said: “You just decided to spoil my name. Don’t worry; we are going to court. This is the girl who called me a professional pimp. Have I pimped you before? Your friend, where is she? You must provide her; don’t you have the friend again? She must come back; she will be your witness.”

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