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VeryDarkMan remanded in police custody for ‘cyberbullying’

Martin Otse, the controversial social media critic known as VeryDarkMan, has been remanded in police custody for alleged cyberbullying.

Otse was arraigned at the federal high court in  Abuja on Wednesday on five counts bordering on cyberstalking.

One of the charges, which was filed by the Nigerian police, alleged that the defendant posted videos on his Instagram handle containing information that was “grossly offensive, pornographic or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.

In another charge, the defendant was said to have alleged that Iyabo Ojo was having an indecent sexual relationship with her daughter.

Police further claimed that the defendant alleged that Tonto Dikeh was the person behind the gossip blog Gistlover.

The social media celebrity however pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

VeryDarkMan is expected to be in police custody until his next hearing billed to be held next week Wednesday.

Deji Adeyanju, his lawyer, had applied for bail. However, the prosecution demanded more time to respond.

Mobolaji Olajuwon, the judge, approved the prosecution’s request, leading the court to adjourn the bail hearing to May 29.

The social media celebrity was subsequently taken to the National Cybercrime Centre.

The activist was arrested on March 22 but released on March 31.

VeryDarkman’s legal representative revealed he was arrested and detained based on a petition filed by the actresses Tonto Dikeh and Iyabo Ojo, and singer Samklef.

In January, Dikeh also secured the arrest of the social media celebrity over alleged cyberbullying and cyberstalking.

VeryDarkMan was later released from police custody.

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