A blogger, Mr. Desmond Chima Ike, publisher of myemag.net and e-Nigeria.com, has been ordered by the Igbosere Magistrate Court of Lagos to be remanded in Ikoyi prison.
Ike, who was Friday arraigned on a five-count charge before the magistrate court in Igbosere, Lagos, was arrested by the Police following a petition by Mr. Phillips Oduoza, the GMD\CEO of UBA. The blogger was alleged to have been posting malicious publications against the person of Mr. Oduoza alleging that he was having an illicit affair.
The accused, who was granted bail after the arraignment, but was unable to post bail before the close of the courts on Friday, has been remanded at the Ikoyi Prison. The case has been adjourned until October 30, 2015.
Recently, several high profile individuals have challenged false publications against them by unscrupulous elements who hide under the guise of being bloggers but are actually using their blogs to blackmail individuals to extort money in the guise of seeking for advert patronage on their websites.
These bloggers usually publish falsehood against high profile individuals and request for advert commitments before such falsehoods will be taken off the website. Bankers, especially bank managing directors, it was gathered, have been the worst victims of this trend.