Gospel Minister Nathaniel Bassey Petitions Police Over Alleged Defamation and Cyberstalking



Gospel minister Nathaniel Bassey has taken legal action against four individuals for alleged criminal defamation and cyberstalking, submitting a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun.

The petition, presented by Bassey’s legal representatives, Peter Abraham, Uche Matthew, Gbenga Agunloye, and Anthony Abia, calls for an urgent investigation and prosecution of the accused.

The controversy arose when four social media users made unfounded allegations linking Bassey to fathering the child of fellow gospel singer Mercy Chinwo Blessed.

These claims, which quickly spread across various online platforms, prompted Bassey to address the issue through legal channels.

In the petition, Bassey’s lawyers highlighted the damaging nature of the accusations, emphasizing their client’s reputation as a respected gospel music minister with a global following.

The accused individuals, identified as Okoronkwo Ejike, Kingsley Ibeh, Terrence Ekot, and Dj Spoiltkid, allegedly circulated defamatory content suggesting Bassey’s involvement in paternity matters concerning Mercy Chinwo Blessed’s child.

According to the legal representatives, the social media posts made by the accused amounted to character assassination and posed a significant threat to Bassey’s reputation and image.

They cited relevant sections of the Criminal Code Act and the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act to support their call for the investigation and prosecution of the suspects.

The lawyers emphasized the serious consequences of such malicious statements on social media, noting that they can irreparably damage individuals’ reputations and destabilize personal relationships.

They urged the Inspector General of Police to intervene swiftly to prevent further harm and uphold justice in the matter.


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