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Social media influencer remanded in Warri prison for allegedly blackmailing billionaire Prophet Fufeyin

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A Cameroonian social media influencer/ blogger Godlove Meba has been remanded in Warri Okere prison, Delta State over alleged blackmail against Warri based billionaire prophet, Omoto Fufeyin, alias Owomowomo on Tuesday.

It was gathered that a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Effurun, Delta State, on Tuesday, made the order after the police arraigned the suspect in the court.

The Cameroonian blogger was accused of allegedly defaming the popular Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, founder and General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry located in Warri.

According to the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Afonughe Edewor, the suspect be remanded in the Okere Correctional Centre, Warri till June 21, 2022, pending legal advice on the matter from the office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of the state.

The order was followed by a motion exparte filed by the prosecution counsel, Miss Bibiana Enosemudiana Aigbojie, seeking the transfer of the case file to the office of the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for legal advice.

A source by Tribune news said the police had heaped up five-count charge of defamation and blackmail against Meba for allegedly conniving with one Prof Ex, a blogger and others now at large, between March 26 and May 28 2022, to intentionally use an electronic device to upload on the internet the photograph of a missing child, Testimony, and in the process accused Prophet Fufeyin of being privy to the whereabouts of the missing child in South Africa.

The suspects alleged that Prophet Fufeyin wanted to kill the mother of the missing child, Mrs Ruth and that the prophet had been boasting that he had all the money to buy over every blogger in the country including one Ayo Alfred, the father of missing Testimony.

In the charge Sheet Ref. No. Y67C/2022 obtained by reporters, said the suspect had also claimed to know the whereabouts of the missing Testimony in South Africa.

Meba was equally accused of conniving with his internet collaborators to obtain N1,150,000 from one Gideon Tamigbe Oro “under the pretext of going to South Africa with the money to locate where Baby Testimony that had been declared missing since 2020 is being kept”.

The Cameroon accused blogger could not provide any legal representation at the Court’s proceeding, adding he had no relatives whatsoever in Nigeria to stand for him.

While speaking with newsmen shortly after the court session, Meba narrated that he had now come to “regret” his action in the whole transaction.

According to him, someone tricked him into blackmailing the Warri popular prophet.