Lagos state commissioner of police has ordered the arrest of a Twitter user, Omotoyosi, for tweeting a false rape allegation.
Omotoyosi, a user of the American microblogging service, Twitter, and an alleged “clout chaser”, was arrested in Lagos on Thursday morning, April 14.
What matters: The Lagos state police command has arrested Omotoyosi, the alleged clout chaser who tweeted today that she was being kidnapped and raped. She will be charged for disturbing public peace in a Lagos court.
What happened: She purposefully makes a false complaint by tweeting that she was raped and kidnapped by someone with whom she shared a phone number and address when no such rape has occurred.
How it started: Omotoyosi was apprehended by Nigerian police officers after she tweeted a false kidnapping and rape allegation. The tweet drew the attention of the law enforcement police officers in Lagos, who stormed the address she provided in the tweet and arrested innocent young men.
At the time of her tweet, thousands of Nigerians on social media were calling the number. Due to the several calls and threats from the public, Omotoyosi released a video to debunk her viral tweet and said she was joking.
Where she is now: She is likely to be arraigned in court today for the disruption of the public order act under the Lagos state law.
- “After a careful and extensive investigation, it is revealed that 20-year-old Toyosi Adesegun, female, is a regular visitor to Olamilekan Faruk, Ayanfe Ayinde, and Olusola Onipede, all males of 78 Obayan Street, Akoka.
- This morning, she was restrained from leaving the apartment by the young men.
- Toyosi threatened to tweet what she tweeted if she was not allowed to leave.
- The young men called her bluff and she tweeted. Based on the foregoing, the three men will be arraigned for wrongful restraint, while Toyosi will be arraigned for giving false information.”