Mr Macaroni Calls Out Celebs Over Misuse of Police Power in Defamation Cases - Simply Entertainment Reports and Trending Stories


Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Mr Macaroni Calls Out Celebs Over Misuse of Police Power in Defamation Cases

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Nigerian comedian and actor Adebowale Adedayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has issued a stern warning to fellow celebrities, urging them to seek redress in court if they feel defamed by online trolls rather than using the police to "illegally" arrest or detain individuals.

Mr Macaroni, who has faced defamation from alleged trolls of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on multiple occasions, has never taken justice into his own hands. He emphasized the "serious danger" in using the police to illegally detain citizens, cautioning his colleagues against leveraging their connections in government for such purposes.

On his X handle, Mr Macaroni 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 serious danger in using the police to illegally detain citizens."

He continued, "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 favor 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 the law into their own hands?"

See his tweet below:

Mr Macaroni's advice comes on the heels of reports that Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham had an X user arrested for allegedly wishing death upon her child. This incident has sparked widespread debate about the appropriate ways to handle defamation and online harassment, with Mr Macaroni's comments highlighting the potential abuse of power and the need for judicial recourse.

Source: DP

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