It is no longer news that Ms. Olunloyo was recently arrested for defamation and false publication against the General Overseer of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie. On March 5, she was picked up from her Ibadan home by the police for a story she posted about Pastor Ibiyeomie and Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo. Ms. Olunloyo was released, only to be re-arrested shortly after a Chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt granted her bail to the tune of N200, 000, along with a Port Harcourt based publisher, Samuel Walson. She was again re-arraigned before Justice H.O Oshomah where she pleaded not guilty to the fresh charges. Nigerians slam ex-governor’s daughter, Kemi Olunloyo for begging money on Instagram.
But the embattled US trained investigative journalist, who is still currently cooling her heels in Port Harcourt prisons is currently seeking for financial support publicly to cater for her increasing legal expenses.
She was said to been granted another bail in the sum of one million naira by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, April 11. No one knows if she has met the second bail requirements up until May 9, when she shocked everyone with a post on her Instagram page, soliciting for funds.
Nigerians slam ex-governor’s daughter, Kemi Olunloyo for begging money on Instagram
According to the post, she needed funds to cater for her legal expenses incurred thus far. Rumours have it that she is also having difficulties in meeting her stringent bail conditions.
Details of accounts to pay into were also shared but a lot of Olunloyo’s followers are in doubts as to why the woman who seemed to have it all together, will be asking the general public for money.
She is the daughter of a former governor of Oyo State, who is known for her daring and unstoppable character in the Nigerian media.
As shared on her Instagram page, the post reads:
“Please donate to Kemi Olunloyo’s legal expenses fund. She is still in Port Harcourt Prison. We thank you.”
See some reactions below: