A Justice of the Peace Court docket in Umuahia, Abia state has ordered that Nollywood actress, Chioma Toplis, be remanded on the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Afara over defamation.
Punch stories that Toplis was dragged earlier than the courtroom for allegedly utilizing her Fb web page to put up “a malicious publication” in opposition to the Chairman of Abia State Conventional Prime Ministers Council, Excessive Chief Uche Akwukwuegbu, popularly often known as BAWAS wherein she described him as “a rapist and a ritualist”.
Within the courtroom doc titled “Inspector Common of Police vs Chioma Toplis ‘f’ aged 48”, the accused dedicated the alleged offence between Might 28, 2021 and Might 31, 2021.
The one-count learn
“That you simply Chioma Toplis ‘f’ between the twenty eighth and thirty first of Might, 2021, whereas residing in Nigeria, and being a social community consumer, and being underneath the Umuahia North Magisterial District and knowingly and maliciously printed in your Fb web page “CHIOMA TOPLIS” the next: ‘Ur rapist father invited his daughter in-law (now Ex) to Nigeria with out his son’s consent and slept together with her’.
You equally known as him a ritualist who used his final daughter because the sacrificial lamb of the household, therefore she is perpetually sick and hidden in the home. A publication which you already know to be false and supposed to trigger annoyance, inconveniences, hazard, obstruction, enmity, hatred, ill-will or pointless anxiousness to the individual of Chief Uche Akwukwuegbu, the Chairman of Abia State Conventional Prime Ministers Council, a famend Neighborhood Chief and enterprise mogul, and also you thereby dedicated an offence punishable underneath Part 24(b)of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition, Prevention and so on) Act, 2015, as relevant in Abia State.”
Through the listening to of the case right now, there was no plea for bail after the costs was learn and the trial Chief Justice of the Peace, Idika Kalu, ordered that the accused be remanded on the Afara Correctional Centre, Umuahia.
The matter was adjourned until April 14, 2022.
Talking with newsmen later, the plaintiff, Chief Akwukwuegbu, who recognized the accused as his sister-in-law, expressed his fear on why she resorted to ”blackmailing” him.
He expressed no data of all of the allegations whereas insisting that she has to substantiate her claims.