The founder and General Overseer of Salvation Ministry, Pastor David Ibiyeomie has officially dropped the defamation case against controversial media personality Kemi Olunloyo.
Moments after the case was dropped, Kemi took to her Instagram page to confirm the development, saying her defamation case has been dropped by the Nigerian police and the plaintiff Pastor Ibiyeomie.
She also noted in the post that she’s making arrangements to get back her travel passport which was seized when she was first arrested.
“My charges of #criminaldefamation have been dropped by Nigerian police and plaintiff Pastor David Ibiyeomie. I am now FREE!! THANK U to my loyal fans, my lawyers #KayodeAjulo and Eugene Meabe of Castle Law firm, Justice Oshomah at Federal high court and Justice Fubara in magistrate court. PRAISE GOD!!
“On my right arm is Police prosecutor Umanna and my PA Chidinma Awa who I mentored in prison. She cooked my meals, washed my things and worked for me. Today she is my new personal assistant. I will apply to pick up my travel passport that was seized by the Federal government as part of my bail conditions,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
Kemi was first arrested in the month of March last year at her Ibadan home by men of the Nigerian Police Force, on the orders of Pastor Ibiyeomie who petitioned the police claiming that she (Kemi) criminally defamed him after she posted a letter she claimed his church members sent alleging the pastor is corrupt and adulterous.
Two weeks before she was finally released from Port Harcourt maximum prison, Kemi sent a holiday message to her well-wishers from detention saying she is in high spirits.
She was re-arrested a couple of months back for failing to fulfill bail conditions after initially spending 81 days behind bars following her initial arrest at her home in Ibadan last year.
Only recently, she posted on social media, that she is now a born again, and has been led to Christ by the same Pastor Ibiyeomie, who sent her to prison.
RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
If you are motivated and passionate about building a global society, founded on justice, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability and superior knowledge, kindly consider donating to Ripples Nigeria’s solutions journalism.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: Inside UNILAG’s multi-million naira budgetary abuse and academic discord
The University of Lagos located in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has been embroiled in controversies with allegations bothering on misappropriation of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Displaced residents of Zamfara battle hunger, as underfunding derails Nigeria’s nutrition goals
On paper, Muhammad Zayyanu is seven years old. The quiet boy who looks shorter for his age could not recollect...
INVESTIGATION: N7.3bn paid for unnamed projects; how Nigerian govt spent N2.2trn in six months
Analysing nearly 3,000 payments made by various Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over the previous six months (January...
INVESTIGATION… Delay rocks Nigerian govt’s promise of N30,000 covid-19 relief for artisans, others
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in February, 2020, Chukwudi Okoroigwe’s daily earnings as a bus driver was hardly enough to cater to the...
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...