The Nigeria Police Force in Anambra State have arrested one of the vocal supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, identified as Chude Franklin Nnamdi on microblogging site.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the State PPRO disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.
He said Chude was nabbed in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Saturday, March 18, and he is being investigated by the Nigeria Police Force National Cyber Crime Centre (NPF-NCCC), Abuja, for cyberstalking
According to him, “The Nigeria Police hereby confirms that one Mr. Chude Franklin Nnamdi with Twitter handle ‘@chude__’ was arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State on the 18th of March, 2023, and he is 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.
“The Nigeria Police Force therefore urges 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,”