Police report establish criminal intent against suspect accused of cloning Jonathan Twitter account
Fresh facts have emerged on the arrest of one Babatunde Olusola, by the police over alleged impersonation of former President Goodluck Jonathan on twitter.
Olusola who was arrested almost two months ago was later charged to court after police investigations suggested his involvement in internet fraud.
However, contrary to claim that the said Olusola was running a parody twitter account, Newsjet has gathered through reliable police sources that investigations exposed the Twitter account as a clone of the former President’s account with the police treating it as a clear case of forgery and impersonation.
We gathered that the police decided to treat it as a case of criminal intent because of the security implication of cloning a former President’s account, and sending out incendiary tweets as if they were coming from the former President.
It was learnt that when the former President’s personal security got to know of the fake account he promptly alerted the police. Upon conclusion of their investigations that allegedly linked him to questionable activities.the police charged the suspect to court.
We learnt that the suspect was later granted bail but he continued to stay under police custody for a long time because of his failure to meet the bail conditions.
It was further gathered that the police is convinced the claim of a parody account as reported in the media is false.
Our source said: “It is a clear case of cloning of former President Jonathan’s twitter account which the suspect was using same to defraud people, while pretending to be the former President.
The source revealed that the notion of a parody account came to the suspect and handlers as an afterthought, especially on realising the gravity of his offence.
He further pointed out that the suspect subsequently doctored and edited his post to suggest a parody account with the addition of a phrase (NOT GEJ), something that we gathered, was missing on the initial post.
Newsjet got copies of both the old and the new post which actually suggested that the posts had been edited. We learnt that the Police have custody of all the posts, which informed the decision to charge the suspect to court.