Two days ago, news went viral about the arrest of controversial journalist Kemi Olunloyo and ever since there’s been no word from her, but now the Snitch Lady has just taken to her Instagram page to state that she has been arrested on orders of Salvation Ministry Head Pastor, David Ibiyeomie over an alleged defamatory post.
Kemi Olunloyo’s post;
“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. Pls trend #FreeKOO #FreeMadamHNN. @ludovicca_iacinno pls tell the world. Tweet it to the Toronto Sun’s @Joe_warmington. Pls every one let Joe know. I’m in high spirits. The NPF recommended NO bail. Police is never your friend in Nigeria. I will always be a proud international investigative journalist. I will not see my phone again for a week. Off to a Nigerian prison. Mass Comm students never give up. I don’t need my powerful connections. I want the law to run its course. GOD BLESS #FREETHESHEEPLE #KEMIOLUNLOYO”
Kemi in her second post stated that renowned lawyer FFK is her spokesman
Recall that news had gone viral earlier in February about the said pastor being accused of having an affair with popular Yoruba actress Iyabo Ojo, which the church vehemently denied. However although the allegations were posted by the journalist who broke the story, this was sent it to her by an alleged member of the Salvation Ministries, In case you missed it, read here and here.
What happened to Freedom of Speech and Information? … Why so much controversy trailing the Christian arm all at once? Hope it all draws to a close soon.