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Man arraigned in court for sharing Chrisland students ‘video’



40-year-old broadcaster, Uche Igwe, on Monday, appeared before the Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly sharing on Twitter, a video of a 10-year-old Chrisland student, who engaged in sexual intercourse.

Mr Igwe, a resident of Ikorodu, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of cyberstalking and breach of peace. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecution counsel attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Augustine Nwabuisi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on April 18, on microblogging app Twitter.

He said the defendant intentionally sent a video of the 10-year-old female student engaging in sexual intercourse with another student in Dubai, to Twitter.

Mr Nwabuisi said that the defendant used his personal Twitter handle, @uchedark, to share the video on the internet for public viewing without the consent of the student’s parents or the school.

Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N10 million with three sureties.

Mrs Adedayo ruled that the sureties must submit their National Identification Numbers and their Lagos State Residents Registration Agency cards.

She also directed that one of the sureties must be a landowner, adding that all the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Mrs Adedayo ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State government. She adjourned the case until June 13 for mention.

A video clip involving five students of Chrisland School, Lagos, engaging in sexual activities at a World Schools Games in Dubai, went viral sometime in April on a Twitter application.