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Real reason Kemi Olunloyo was arrested, detained by police



After prison life, Kemi Olunloyo now sober, sets journalism aside

Three days after controversial media personality Kemi Olunloyo was whisked away from her Ibadan home by men of the Nigerian Police Force, the real reason she was arrested and detained by cops has come to the fore.

Kemi who is reportedly being held at the Port Harcourt prison took to her Instagram page and claimed that her arrest was ordered by General Overseer of Salvation Ministries Pastor David Ibiyeomie.

The investigative journalist revealed that she is being held after pastor Ibiyeomie petitioned the police claiming that she (Kemi) criminally defamed him because she posted a letter his church members sent alleging he is corrupt and adulterous.

Read also: Cops whisk away controversial media personality Kemi Olunloyo

“Dear Media, friends, fans. I was driven by the NPF to Port Harcourt on orders of the IG. Pastor David Ibiyeomie says I criminally defamed him because I posted a letter his church member sent to me alleging corruption and adultery. Both newsmakers refused to answer the allegations but Ibiyeomie called me several times to threaten me with lawsuits, death from above and misfortune. Church spokesman did the same with Danielle Ogbeche of Daily Post too.

“I have been charged with a cybercrime along with a Rivers State journalist who simply syndicated my story. 500 blogs did.
Cybercrime? in the Nigerian constitution and remanded in prison. Next week 23rd I appear in court again for a second bail attempt.

“I will be in this Port Harcourt prison till then. THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD. #Journalism is not a crime. I love you all. Please trend #FreeKOO #FreeMadamHNN. @ludovicca_iacinno. Please tell the world. Tweet it to the Toronto Sun’s @Joe_warmington. Please everyone let Joe know. I’m in high spirits.” Kemi posted on Instagram.

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