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Police nabs three suspects reportedly running Gistlover Blog

The National Cybercrime Center of the Nigeria Police Force revealed it has nabbed three suspects in connection with a case of conspiracy, cyberstalking, and threat to life.

The arrested suspects namely, Adebukola Kolapo, Nnedum Micheal Somtomchukwu, and Isaac Akpokighe, were identified as alleged members of a syndicate known as the Gistlover family, a popular blogger.

The force accused of actively managing the Gistlover blog, a microblogging platform notorious for engaging in cyberstalking, incitement, blackmail, and various other illicit activities.

Over the years, the operations of the Gistlover blog have sparked public outcry and concern due to their updates and other related matters.

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The force made this known in a statement released by the Force’s Public Relations Officers, Olumuyiwa Adejobi on its X page on Friday, 5th of January, 2024.

Part of the statement reads:

β€œIn an onward fight against the menace of cyberstalking, threat to life and blackmailing schemes operating in the guise of micro blogging pages, and contending with the online safety of many, the Nigeria police Force National Cybercrime center, acting on a petition at the instance of Hon and Doctor Mrs Seye Oladejo have arrested three in connection with a case of Conspiracy, Cyberstalking, and threat to life.

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“The suspects namely Adebukola Kolapo Nnedum Micheal Somtomchukwu and Isaac Akpokighe, all male of ages 27, 25 and 30 respectively are members of a syndicate called Gistlover family, responsible for the daily running of the Gistlover blog, a microblogging platform known for Cyberstalking, incitement, Blackmail, and sundry, which has over the years been a course for public outcry.

“Upon arrest the suspects revealed their various degrees of involvement in the conspiracy, corroborating the already available overwhelming evidences. The first suspect Adebukola Kolapo a.k.a Omo oba Gistlover was responsible for the creation of over 80 percent of the Gistlover pages thereby lending his digital footprint for the perpetration of the aforementioned criminal act. Being on the pay roll of the said platform and having enjoyed incentives like car gifts and monies, Adebukola was saddled with the responsibility of scouting, editing and captioning contents including the cyber stalking post made against the complainant, Hon. and Dr. Mrs Oluseyi Oladejo. Adebukola has also contributed in laundering monies gotten from the illegal scheme through various means.” [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>>

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