Police arrest operators of popular blog Gistlover

Police arrest operators of popular blog Gistlover

The National Cyber ​​Crime Center of the Nigeria Police Force, acting on a petition at the request of Hon and Dr. Mrs. Seye Oladejo, arrested three persons in connection with a case of conspiracy, cyberstalking and threat to life.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, says the suspects, namely Adebukola Kolapo Nnedum Micheal Somtomchukwu and Isaac Akpokighe, all males aged 27, 25 and 30 years respectively, are members from a syndicate called the Gistlover family, responsible for the daily publication of the Gistlover blog, a microblogging platform known for “cyberstalking, incitement, blackmail and other things, which over the years has been an avenue for public protests.”

The statement read;

After their arrest, the suspects revealed their varying degrees of involvement in the conspiracy, corroborating the overwhelming evidence already available. The first suspect, Adebukola Kolapo, also known as Omo oba Gistlover, was responsible for creating over 80 percent of the Gistlover pages, thereby lending his digital footprint to the perpetration of the aforementioned criminal act. Being on the payroll of the said platform and having enjoyed incentives such as car and cash gifts, Adebukola was entrusted with the responsibility of exploring, editing and subtitling content, including the cyber stalking post made against the complainant, Hon. and Dr. Mrs. Oluseyi Oladejo. Adebukola also contributed to the laundering of money obtained from the illegal scheme through various means.

In further developments, digital forensic analysis has led to the recovery of eight (8) key pages created on the instruction of the syndicate boss by Adebukola, and wallet addresses used in laundering this money.

The second suspect, One Nnedum Somtochukwu, also shared the conspiracy where at each point the page was taken down for certain infractions and policy violations, from reports from law enforcement agencies, the suspect using his platform will, By all means, redirect traffic to the new page, helping the blog to escape sanctions.

Enjoying incentives such as references for promotions from the union boss, Nnedum was also found sharing content, feedback and making defamatory comments with the said union boss.

The third suspect, Isaac Akpokighe, a 30-year-old man residing in Igando Lagos State, unlike the above duo, is like hundreds of Nigerians who, having observed the lucrative nature of blackmail, cyberstalking and the false information market, decides to imitate the Gistlover blog. In doing so, he created several such pages and reflects the activities of the blog, including the reposting of the defamatory and life-threatening post against the complainant and many other notable Nigerians. Digital forensics led to the recovery of four gistlover pages created by Isaac Apkokogho.''

Adejobi added that the suspects would be brought to court upon completion of investigation.

''While strongly warning against all types of partnerships that promote the illegal activities of this blog and others involved in similar activities, the Inspector General of Police IGP Olukayode Egbetokun PhD. The NPM applauds the National Cyber ​​Crime Center of Nigeria Police Force, led by CP Uche Ifeanyi Henry, as he reaffirmed the Force's commitment to ensuring the safety of citizens in the physical and digital space.'', the statement added.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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