The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday, October 27, arraigned Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu before a magistrate court for allegedly addressing a married woman as “babe” on WhatsApp.
The Police said Jamiu sent a message to one Mrs. Opeyemi Adegbesan through WhatsApp, saying “Good morning Babe.”
The police also described the man’s conduct as an act likely to cause a breach of the peace in the marriage between Mr Akintunde Adegbesan and his wife, Opeyemi.
DAILY POST reports that the suspect, a 38-year-old man, was arraigned Tuesday before an Ijebu-Ode Magistrate’s Court, Ogun State.
It was said that the WhatsApp message sent by Jamiu on September 19, 2021, at 8:02 am; is an offence punishable under section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Revised Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.
The charge sheet read: “That you Sikiru Oluwaseun Jamiu ‘m’ on the 19th day of September 2021 at about 8:02 am along Fidipote Street, opposite IBEDC Office Ijebu-Ode in the Ijebu-Ode magisterial District did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace in the marriage between one Akintunde Adegbesan, ‘m’ and Opeyemi Adegbesan ‘f’ by using the word “Good Morning Babe” on WhatsApp no 08059491562 and 08138868837 and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Revised Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.”
No date has been fixed for a hearing on the case.
Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has advised Nigerians to be wary of fraudsters; who have been posting fraudulent messages relating to the eNaira launched recently.
Mr Osita Nwanisobi, CBN Director, Corporate Communications, said in a statement posted on the bank’s website on Wednesday, October 27; that the bank was not disbursing eNaira currency to citizens as claimed by the fraudsters.
“Following the formal launch of the eNaira on Monday, Oct. 25, the attention of the CBN has been drawn to criminal and illegal activities of some individuals and a fraudulent Twitter handle, @enaira_cbdc purported to belong to the Bank.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Central of Nigeria is not the owner of that Twitter handle (@enaira_cbdc); and indeed suspended its presence on Twitter following the Federal Government’s ban. In effect, the Bank is not disbursing eNaira currency to citizens,’’ Nwanisobi said.