Stop using police to intimidate, arrest social media users – Mr Macaroni cautions celebs

Comedian, actor and activist, Debo Adedayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, has urged fellow celebrities to stop using police to harass social media users under the guise of cyberstalking and defamation.

The content creator advised his colleagues to seek redress in court if they feel defamed by online trolls rather than use the police to “illegally” arrest or detain anyone.

His remark came amid reports of Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham getting a Twitter user named Ayo, arrested after they exchanged insults on the microblogging platform.

According to Macaroni, he had been defamed numerous times online by supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), but he never took justice into his own hands.

The Nollywood actor, in a lengthy post on Twitter, warned of the dangers of entertainers using their connection in government to “illegally detain citizens.”

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. 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 law into their own hands?”

Stop using police to intimidate, arrest social media users - Mr Macaroni cautions celebs


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