June 25, 2024

Alleged Cyber Bullying: Police Place N5 Million Bounty On Rachael Eboni

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By Simeon OSAJIE

The Edo State Police Command has placed N5 Million reward for any information that would lead to the arrest of one Rachael Eboni Osazee Iyonmana, based in Canada, over alleged cyber bullying/stalking and defamation and impersonation.

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Addressing newsmen at the Police Headquarters, the image maker of the command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the police had in January declared the suspect wanted in the Special Police Gazette Bulletin.

According to SP Nwabuzor, “On January 11, the commissioner of police received a petition from the Chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalist, Edo State Council; Comrade Festus Alenkhe, over alleged offence of cyber bullying/stalking and defamation of character, against one Rachael Eboni Osazee Iyonmana.”

He said in the course of investigation, the police declared the suspect wanted in the Special Police Gazette Bulletin.

The Police PRO said the command wrote a letter to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Force CID Annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos State, adding that while the Police was on her trail to effect her arrest, intelligence revealed that the suspect was in Canada.

He said the suspect opened multiple facebook accounts, using the petitioner’s photographs and full name on the facebook, and used demeaning, derogatory languages to defame the petitioner’s
personality.

“The suspect used the internet space to bully and even defame his character with defamatory and demeaning languages.

Going further, SP Chidi said that on the February 13, investigation revealed that after she was declared wanted, the suspect who based in Canada, also went out of her way and created different Facebook accounts using the complainant’s picture and continuing transmitting messages as if the complainant is the one transmitting them.

“We want to make the public aware that those Facebook accounts created by Rachael (suspect) were not the handy work of the complainant. The suspect did that to make people believe that Festus is the one doing it

“From investigation, Rachael is based in Canada, therefore, anybody with the information to her presence in Nigeria, should informed the police and the information would be entertained by the office of the commissioner of police, PPRO and Anti-kidnapping and cyber crime unit and the informant would be rewarded with N5 million”.

He said the Nigeria Police have synergized with Nigerian
Immigration Service with a view of arresting the suspect any time in Nigeria.

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