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Police Arraigns Alleged Sexual Psychopath Amarah Kennedy over Posting of Lovers Nude

The Nigeria Police has nailed an alleged Sexual Psychopath, Amarah Kennedy, who was accused of circulating nude photos of his former lovers in a series of publications by Punch News Platform and subsequently arraigned him at a Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Ogba, over the allegations.

Police filed a six counts charge of provocation, unlawful conversion of funds, and publication of nudes on social media without the consent of the persons against him.

Though the charge was read to him, the court did not record the defendant’s plea.

Chief Magistrate A.O Layinka, however, ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

She thereafter adjourned the case to August 3, 2023, for a report of the legal advice.

A mild drama had earlier played out in the courtroom when a Magistrate who earlier held brief for Magistrate Layinka, directed that Kennedy takes his plea while the charge was being read to him.
The police prosecutor, Cyril Ejiofor, however, noted that he submitted a remand application before the court and therefore the defendant cannot take his plea.

Irked by the development, the magistrate asked the prosecutor if he wanted to take over the case from her, and thereafter left the courtroom.

After about seven minutes, she returned accompanied by Layinka.

This led to another mild drama in the courtroom as she also instructed that Kennedy takes his plea, but after the confusion, ordered again that the charge should just be read to him.

The prosecutor, Ejiofor after the charge was read, prayed the court to grant the remand application before it and remand the defendant to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command for 21 days.

The defence counsel, led by O. Ogunolole, however, objected to the application, describing the offences as bailable.

The magistrate, in her ruling, stated, “After a careful review of the six-count charge and remand application dated July 12, 2023, the offences of the defendant show no allegation of threat to life, no allegation of sexual violence.

“I hereby refuse the remand application and the defendant is admitted to bail in the sum of N2m with two responsible sureties in like sum.”

PUNCH News Platform had published a series of follow-up stories to a special feature on the plights of two women, Kester and Temi, in the hands of Kennedy who they met separately on different WhatsApp and Facebook chat groups for singles.

The charge read in part, “That you, Amarah Kennedy, sometime in September 2022, in a hotel, at Olodi Apapa, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, insulted, annoyed, disgraced, and/or provoked one Adams Kadijal Gbemisola without her consent did share her nude in the social media and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 24 of the Cybercrime Stalking (Prohibition and Prevention) Act, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2015.

“That you, Amarah Kennedy, on June 4, 2023, at the Olodi Apapa area of Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, insulted, annoyed, embarrassed, provoke one Nne Esther Ogbuji ‘ without her consent shared her nude picture on Facebook and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 24 of the Cyber Stalking (Protection and Prevention) Act Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2015.”

 

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Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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