A 20-year-old school leaver, Peter Nwoke, has been arrested for allegedly releasing a “sex video” of a lawyer and Federal Commissioner representing Imo State in the Public Complaints Commission, Chief Willie Amadi.
The video showed the appointee naked in a room with two girls.
The 12-second “sex tape” suggested that the appointee of President Muhammadu Buhari had a threesome, but it was gathered that his picture was superimposed on a background with a sex scene.
The spokesman of the Imo State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the arrest of Nwoke and also revealed that he admitted leaking the video.
Explaining why he did it, Nwoke said: “I asked him to come to Umuogbor Isuobishi, Isunjaba in Isu LGA to collect the phone and he came, collected and gave me N40,000.
“Before then, I had transferred some information from his phone to mine, which included pictures he took in a swimming pool.
“When he left, greed and the devil came into me.
“I thought I should make more money from him seeing his car and realising that he is a big man, I decided to superimpose one of his pictures on a background with a sex scene to force him to negotiate settlement with me.
“When I called him several times, and he did not answer my calls, I became angry and decided to send the pictures out through the Internet.
“Three days after, I was at a joint with some people when the police arrested me and I was taken to court.
“I confessed to the act at the police station because I did not know that what I did would bring such a big problem to me.
“I begged him to forgive me and promised not to do such a thing again.”
When the matter was called in court, Nwoke pleaded guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, C. P. Nnoromele, found him guilty of defamation under Section 373 of Criminal Code, Cap C38 Laws of the Federation 2004 as applicable in Imo State.
Nwoke was thereafter sentenced to one-year imprisonment by the Magistrate who said it “would to serve as a deterrent to other young people who may be threading on such dastardly path”.