The Lagos businessman, Amarah Kennedy, who was accused of circulating nude photos of his former lovers was on Wednesday arraigned at a Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Ogba, Lagos.
Kennedy was arraigned on six counts charge of provocation, unlawful conversion of funds and publication of nudes on social media without the consent of the persons.
The charge read in part, “That you, Amarah Kennedy, sometime in September 2022, in a hotel, at Olodi Apapa, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, insulted, annoyed, disgraced and/or provoke one Adams Kadijal Gbemisola without her consent did share her nude in the social media and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 24 of the Cybercrime Stalking (Prohibition and Prevention) Act, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2015.
“That you, Amarah Kennedy, on June 4, 2023, at the Olodi Apapa area of Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, insulted, annoyed, embarrassed, provoke one Nne Esther Ogbuji ‘ without her consent shared her nude picture on Facebook and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 24 of the Cyber Stalking (Protection and Prevention) Act Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2015.”
Though the charge was read to him, the court did not take the defendant’s plea.
Chief Magistrate A.O Layinka thereafter granted him bail in the sum of N2m with two sureties in like sum.
She ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
She thereafter adjourned the case to August 3, 2023, for legal advice.