Nigerian gay activist, Bisi Alimi who alleged that founder of Nigerian gay site, Walter Ude used his platform to spread false allegation against him, has disclosed that they will be seeing in court soon.
According to Bisi Alimi, he resorted to a lawsuit after Walter Ude whose platform was used to accuse him of being a paedophile, running a porn making club that involves children, pimping young boys to gay older men and embezzling funds meant for work for the Bisi Alimi foundation, refused to pull them down even after being contacted by his lawyers.
According to Bisi Alimi, Kito Dairies, a gay news platform based in Lagos, Nigeria, which was supposed to be a platform for free LGBTQ interactions, has been hijacked and turned into a platform to malign other gay men.
Why I am suing Kito Dairies.
I am making this post on the advice of lawyer and because many of you have approached me and asked why I am suing Kito Dairies.
For those not in the know, KD as it is called is a gay news platform based in Lagos Nigeria.
In sept after my post about “my activism being personal”, someone with the name “Pink Panther” wrote a piece about that article.
That is not my beef, I strongly believe that people have a right to their views and those views should and must be challenged, that is what freedom of speech is about.
However, a lot of accusations were said about my person, both in the post and the comment section.
These include abuses, name calling and all sort.
One that stood was an accusation that I am paedophile and that I run a porn making club that involves children.
Now, we can look at this at face value and say, get over it, but, after digging on KD, I realised this was not the first time such.
Kito Dairies has become a platform where gay men made damaging accusations about other gay men, and no one, not even the owner and manger of the platform has taken time to ask them to either show evidence or he will delete their post. Many of these accusations against me date back to Nov 2017. Yes, a year ago and the accusations are still up on the website.
There are also others accusing me and my husband of feeding off the foundation. I was accused of embezzling funds meant for work for the foundation among many other things.
I work damn fucking hard for my name and to get to where I am today and believe me, it has not been easy.
After this incident, I reached out to friends and sought legal advice. I employed a lawyer that caused me a fortune and I never wanted to sue.
I want to make certain, that going to court was never my intention. However, my lawyer wrote to Walter, the person that owns, runs and manages KD, asking him to;
1- Write a rebuttal on the post and call out the said comments.
2- Take down the comment with immediate effect
3- Pay back my legal fee
4- Pay damages.
He was given 7 days to do this. 7 days passed and he refused to acknowledge the letter (though he went around telling people I am suing him).
Its been over 3 weeks, the post is still on, the comment is still there and Walter has refused to abide by what my lawyer said.
I know this will come across as Bisi Alimi suing the gay community. I know this will come with a lot of backlash, not just for me but for many people.
Kito Dairies was supposed to be a platform that promotes news and information for the enjoyment of the LGBT community in Nigeria but it has become all of a sudden, an hateful, rumour generating and propaganda machine for people that owns it.
A reputable news platform has turned to fake news just because the owner and people with interest have personal beef with someone.
Walter in refusing to delete the post and the comments and with the fact that there is no disclaimer on the website, has single handedly endorsed comments on his platform that are not true.
His refusal to take down the post is another act of libel and violence.
We can have a disagreement. We can have different views, but to attack someone’s personal integrity based on lies is nothing but malicious and I won’t stop until justice is done and I have no idea what justice is or how it will look but it will be through the legal process.
I have a name to protect and I will do everything within my power, to my last breath to protect that name.
To those asking what really is the issue with Kito Dairies and Walter Ude. I initially didn’t want to share the comments and I don’t want to give it life, but I think it is important to situate my anger with evidence. Here are two of the false accusations against my person on Kito Dairies that Walter Ude has refused to take down.
One was from Nov last year and the other from dept this year.
Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew
Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.
Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.
Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.
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The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.
Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.
“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.
“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.
“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”
Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest
Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.
The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.
According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.
After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.
Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.
“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.
“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”
Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.
He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.
“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.
“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”
CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says
Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.
According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.
Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.
Read the release report below;
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