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Nathaniel Bassey Petitions IG for defamation over claims he fathered Mercy Chinwo’s son

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By Francesca Hangeior

Gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to investigate the allegation that he is the father of Mercy Chinwo Blessed’s child.

Chinwo and her husband had on 29 March, 2024, posted photos of their son on Instagram and other social media platforms.

Four social media users had said Bassey was the father of Chinwo’s son, claiming that the baby resembled him.

The posts had gone viral with social media users casting aspersion on Bassey.

The gospel singer petitioned the IGP through four of his lawyers. They are Peter Abraham, Uche Matthew, Gbenga Agunloye, and Anthony Abia.

The petition to the IGP said on Friday, the 29th day of March 2024, Chinwo, another popular gospel music minister, and her husband posted pictures of their son and themselves on different social media platforms.

The petition said, however, their client was disheartened, saddened, and grossly disturbed to find that the suspects Okoronkwo Ejike, Kingsley Ibeh, Terrence Ekot, and DJ Spoiltkid, as mischief makers with a criminal intent to destroy the image and character of their client, had made different social media posts of defamatory matter, calling their client ‘the father of minister Mercy Chinwo Blessed’s son,’ a woman who is married to another man.

The lawyers said the post by Ejike had since gone viral on the platform and that in reaction to the post, Ibeh commented on Ejike’s post with a picture of their client with the caption “The real father of the baby.”

They added that in a post on the platform “X” ‘Dj SpoiltKid’ a verified X user, quoted the statement by Okoronkwo Ejike along with a screenshot of the post and added, “When are we doing DNA test?”

“In another post, Mr Terrence Ekot, on the platform “X”, made a post thus: “Take a look at the stunning resemblance of Mercy Chinwo’s son and Nathaniel Bassey. Though the duo has been working together on several projects, what do you have to say?”

“These nefarious acts of these suspects, if not immediately dealt with, will continue to destroy our client’s image, injure his reputation, assassinate his character, and cast aspersion on the good name built by our client over the years,” the lawyers added.

According to the petition, the consequences of making such statements on social media had been known to tarnish the reputations of individuals, render marriages unstable, and many never recover from them.

They added that “international reputation is an asset—both for the individual and the nation—and takes time to acquire.

“Consequently, we urge you to use your good offices to, in the interest of justice, investigate this matter, arrest, and bring the suspect to justice, which will serve as a deterrent to others.”

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Naira abuse: Cubana Chief Priest Throws House Party After Getting N10m Bail

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Nigerian celebrity bar man, Pascal Okechukwu, alias Cubana Chief Priest, has thrown a house party after getting N10m bail on his Naira abuse trial.

Cubana was released to return home after he was granted N10m bail with two sureties in like sum on Wednesday.

Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes arraigned the Lagos-based socialite for alleged abuse of the naira note.

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BBNaija star, Khloe confirms she’s married but keeping her marriage off social media

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By Francesca Hangeior

BBNaija star, Abiri Oluwabusayo Khloe, known professionally as Khloe, has announced that she is happily married.

She revealed this while addressing rumors regarding her marital status and a supposed relationship with another woman’s husband

The situation unfolded after a popular gossip blog alleged that Khloe was involved with the husband of actress Stephanie Cooker.

The blog claimed Khloe had met with Cooker’s husband in France on two separate occasions.

“@kokobykhloe please were you in France or not? Did you link up with Steph’s husband or not? My gist didn’t say two of you were having s£x. And madam, please forget social media. I don’t walk around randomly snapping people cuz I will look awkward in my clique. I am saying with full chest that you were in France and this is actually the 2nd time I’ve seen you and Steph’s Husband in Europe.

Why you dey para? Plus last year Greetings to your husband as you said you are married. If you were in France and had a link with Steph’s husband, should your home never be peaceful?

Say Amen, Khloe.” the blog wrote.

Responding to the accusations on social media, BBNaija star, Khloe firmly denied the allegations.

She clarified that she was not in the location mentioned by the blog and instead, was in Paris with her husband.

She wrote;

“Lmao you are so dumb lol . Me with who . I was in Paris with my husband ode . You are late to the party … and it was December not January . Try Dey get your gist right . Show receipt mumu”

She also shared a video of herself on a date with her mystery husband.

“This is London not Paris” she captioned it.

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Police reportedly arrest popular #EndSARS protester, DJ Switch

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* Reports of my arrest false, misleading – DJ Switch

By Francesca Hangeior

The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos have reportedly arrested Obianuju Catherine Udeh, professionally known as DJ Switch.

According to a police source, DJ Switch was at the police station in Elemoro, Ajah on Monday, April 15 to complain about a man who allegedly defrauded her.

According to the police, the man was arrested on the same day and has been in police custody.

It was alleged that while the officers were about to drive the accused to court, DJ Switch blocked the station’s entrance and assaulted the female officer assigned to the case.

She was eventually arrested for obstructing police while on duty, resisting arrest, and assaulting officers.

DJ Switch was reportedly being taken to a Magistrate court in Eti-Osa where she would be arraigned for obstructing police officers while on duty and assaulting officers at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, DJ Switch, has debunked reports that she was arrested in Lagos.

Writing on X, DJ Switch said the report was false and the perpetrators intended to tarnish her image.

She also threatened to sue the originators of the fake news.

”I was woken up by a barrage of calls and text this morning. I wondered why because I know today is not my birthday. Only to find that I, have been arrested,” she wrote.

”One of the links that was sent to me alleged that I had assaulted the police. Now, while I am not a fan of many of our police men and women, I do not condone nor do I support violence against the police.

”Our blogs have such an unhealthy appetite for traffic that they can’t even spend the transport fare it would cost them to go investigate and make certain of the news they share to the public. These false reporting is dangerous and negatively shapes narratives.

”Many people want so badly to believe I am just like those I’ve fought against or believing that I have sacrificed all I have ever worked for just to bring down Nigeria. This is false.

”That being said, my lawyers have screenshotted every blog they can find this false news and this is defamation of my character. These blogs have till end of day to take down this false news and kindly replace with a post correcting their mistake. I am not looking for cheap publicity, I hate clout chasing and I actually am not an ass because I was advised to sue immediately which would cost them all a lot. So please do the needful and let us learn.”

Recall that DJ Switch fled Nigeria in the aftermath of #EndSARS protests after insisting that soldiers shot at peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on October 20, 2020.

She also said that they were sent to the protest venue on orders from above.

DJ Switch said this while speaking with the Sub-committee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Canadian Parliament.

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