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July 24, 2024
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Macaroni to colleagues: Stop involving police, take trolls to court if they defame you

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Popular Nigerian comedian, actor and content creator Adebowale Adedayo, better known as Mr Macaroni, has urged fellow celebrities to seek legal redress in court if they feel defamed by online trolls, rather than using the police for “illegal” arrests or detentions.

The actor mentioned that he has been defamed multiple times by alleged trolls of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), but he has never taken justice into his own hands.

Mr Macaroni warned of the “danger” of using the police to “illegally detain citizens.”

He called on his colleagues to stop leveraging their government connections to “illegally detain citizens.”

Via his X account, he wrote: If anyone insults you or defames your character, go to court and seek justice.

“APC trolls insult me and tell so many Lies against my person. I have never for once used the police to illegally arrest or detain anyone and Never will I.

“There is danger in using the police to illegally detain citizens.

“I hope those of you supporting this abuse of power won’t cry foul when you or your loved ones are the victims.

“To be clear, this is not to support Online bullying and harassment. I strongly condemn it and believe that those involved should be made to face the consequences of their actions.

“I am a victim myself and I know how mentally damaging it is.
“But go to court and seek justice like the rest of us do.

“Don’t use your friends in government to illegally detain citizens. It may favour you now but think about tomorrow when you no longer have that power or the closeness to that power.

“It might not be you, it might be someone you care about. What will become of us if everyone takes law into their own hands?”

The content creator’s advice follows reports that Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham had an X user arrested for allegedly wishing death upon her child.



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