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May 28, 2024

‘I did it to become popular,’ Man apologises for defaming E-Money

‘I did it to become popular,’ Man apologises for defaming E-Money

Stanley Okoruwa, a Lagos-based blogger, has issued a public apology for making unfounded allegations against popular businessman Emeka Okonkwo, also known as E-Money, and Jennifer Awele, the wife of the late actor Junior Pope.

The controversy began when E-Money launched a search for two women and a man who claimed he had an affair with Jennifer Awele.

Following this, the blogger was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command after E-Money filed a petition regarding the offensive video.

In a turn of events, Okoruwa retracted his statements and expressed regret for his actions, admitting that his allegations were merely an attempt to gain followers on his Facebook page.

“I made the video to grow my page, I did not have any bad intentions towards E-Money,” he said.

“I did not know the video would go viral. I accept it is wrong for me to make such a video and I did not know it will escalate.

“Everything in the video is not true, I just tried to make the video to get popular and get the opportunity to meet E-Money.

“… I’m very sorry, E-Money. I did not mean to tarnish his image. Everything in the video is false. I’m using this medium to seek E-Money’s forgiveness and I will not repeat the mistake again.”

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the blogger will be prosecuted for allegedly defaming E-Money, in his online video.

He said E-Money followed due process by reporting to the police.

“He is going to be prosecuted because the things he engaged in were criminal in nature. He has allegedly defamed E-money and he is going to be prosecuted,” Hundeyin stated.

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