A 40-year-old man, Olubunmi Ayan, has been penalised to two years imprisonment for posting the naked pictures of his former lover, Monica Arare, on Facebook in Ekiti State
Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, yesterday, also charged the convict N500,000 and ordered the police to arrest anyone who harassed the victim as a result of Ayan’s conviction.
The suit, FHC/AD/17c/2017, was between AGF (Attorney General of the Federation), bubakar Malami (SAN), and Ayan. Counsel to the AGF, Mrs. Oyewole, told the court that Ayan had threatened to post Arare’s nude pictures on the social media sometimes in 2017, when the lady told him she was no longer interested in the relationship.
According to the counsel, Arare, a single lady, had appealed with Ayan, who is married and has children, not to carry out his threat. Oyewole said the criminal then requested N200,000 as bribe for him to rescind his decision. Ayan, however, posted her nude pictures when she could not give him the money.
Taiwo revealed that he had been compassionate in sentencing Ayan as the punishment for his crime attracted a fine of N7 million and three-year jail term, according to the Cyber Crime Act. The judge, however, regretted that the law did not make provisions for compensation for victims. He therefore advised that such provision should be made by the lawmakers in a future exercise in amending the laws.