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Nathaniel Bassey petitions IGP over allegations he fathered Mercy Chinwo’s son

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Frontline gospel minister, Nathaniel Bassey, has petitioned the Inspector Normal of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over allegations that he fathered Mercy Chinwo’s son.

Bassey urged the IGP to research and prosecute 4 individuals whom he accused of felony defamation and cyberstalking.

The singer submitted the petition on April 1, 2024, by way of his legal professionals, Peter Abraham, Uche Matthew, Gbenga Agunloye and Anthony Abia.

Final week, 4 social media customers alleged that Bassey fathered the son of the favored gospel singer, an
allegation that went viral on X.

The legal professionals, subsequently, urged the police authorities to urgently deal with the petition in opposition to the 4 social media customers, recognized within the petition as Okoronkwo Ejike, Kingsley Ibeh, Terrence Ekot and Dj Spoiltkid.

The petition reads: “Our shopper is a gospel music minister whose songs and ministrations have impacted the lives of so many from completely different walks of life throughout the globe.

“On Friday, the twenty ninth day of March 2024, Mercy Chinwo Blessed one other in style gospel music minister, and her husband posted footage of their son and themselves on completely different social media platforms.

“Nonetheless, our shopper was disheartened, saddened, and grossly disturbed to seek out that the above-mentioned suspects, as mischief makers with a felony intent to destroy the picture and character of our shopper, had made completely different social media posts of defamatory matter, calling our shopper ‘the daddy of minister Mercy Chinwo Blessed’s son,’ a girl who’s married to a different man.

“The publish by Mr. Okoronkwo Ejike has since gone viral on the platform. In response to the publish, Mr. Kingsley Ibeh commented on Mr. Okoronkwo’s publish with an image of our shopper with the caption “The actual father of the newborn.

“In a publish on the platform “X” previously often known as Twitter, “Dj SpoiltKid” a verified X person, quoted the assertion by Okoronkwo Ejike together with a screenshot of the publish and added, “When are we doing DNA check?”

“In one other publish, Mr. Terrence Ekot, on the platform “X” made a publish thus: “Check out the gorgeous resemblance of mercy chinwo’s son and Nathaniel Bassey. Although duo has been working collectively on a number of tasks up to now..what do you need to say?”

The legal professionals stated the social media posts by the 4 people amounted to finish assassination of Bassey’s character.

“These nefarious acts of those suspects, if not instantly handled, will proceed to destroy our shopper’s picture, injure his fame, assassinate his character and forged aspersion on the nice identify constructed by our shopper over time.

The legal professionals stated the alleged actions of the 4 people contravened sections 373 and 375 of the Legal Code Act in addition to Part 24(1)(b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, and so forth.).

“The results of constructing such statements on social media have been identified to tarnish the reputations of people, render marriages unstable, and plenty of by no means get better from them. Worldwide fame is an asset — each for the person and for the nation — and it takes time to accumulate.

“Consequently, we urge you to make use of your good places of work to, within the curiosity of justice, examine this matter, arrest, and produce the suspect to justice, which is able to function a deterrent to others.”

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