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DSS Drags Social Media User to Court for Defaming OSHA Speaker

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Department of State Security (DSS), Osogbo on Monday dragged a 48-year-old man, Joshua Sayo before an Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly defaming the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye.

The  Prosecutor, B.O Nweke told the court that the defendant  committed the offence on  June 19, 2020 in Osogbo.

Nweke alleged that the defendant did defame the Speaker by publishing contemptuous pictures and words on Facebook account “Sayo Oki” against him knowing to be false.

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed was contrary to Section 374(1)b and 374 and punishable under Section 375 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. 2 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to defamation levelled against him by the police.

The Defense Counsel, Ibraheem A Imran applied for the bail of the defendant in the most liberal term.

In her ruling, Magistrate Modupe Awodele granted the bail of the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was then adjourned till 14th of July, 2020 for hearing.

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