Verydarkman Remanded After Court Hearing Following Charges Filed By Police: "Make Dem Leave Am"

Verydarkman Remanded After Court Hearing Following Charges Filed By Police: "Make Dem Leave Am"

  • Verydarkman's friend, Tunde Ednut, revealed that the social media activist had been remanded after a court hearing in Abuja
  • According to the information shared by one of his associates, Kokopee, some charges were leveled against him by the Nigerian police
  • Kokopee noted that the activist will be remanded for one week till the next court hearing
  • In a chat with Opeyemi Famakin, Nigerian food critic, he gave his perspective on VDM's remand

Martins Otse, better known as Verydarkman (VDM), was charged with some accusations in an Abuja court on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

In an Instagram video, one of his associates, Kokopee, narrated that VDM would be imprisoned for a week following his court hearing.

VDM to be jailed for a week in Abuja.
Nigerian police charge VDM to court. Credit: @verydarkblackman
Source: Instagram

VDM will come out stronger - Kokopee

In the video that has gone viral, Kokopee did not give a specific reason VDM was charged to court.

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He assured the fans of the social media activist that he would keep them adequately informed and that VDM would be back soon.

Kokopee noted that VDM was aware of the path he chose and that things like this were bound to happen to him.

Watch the video of VDM's court hearing below:

Recall that VDM was recently arrested by Tonto Dikeh over claims he made about her. He had alleged that she owned the blog Gist Lover, known for selling stories about celebrities.

He spent a night in detention, as the actress claimed she began to receive death threats after he accused her of co-owning the famous blog.

Nigerians react to VDM's court hearing

Following the shocking news of his court hearing, fans of VDM, known as the Ratel gang, have thrown their weight behind him. See some comments below:

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"Ratel gang forever we mount no leave no transfer."


"Ratel gang 4ver."


"That woman of God warned him."


"VDM will always come out stronger."


"What does not kill him Will make him Stronger."


"Thought he said he went there to get bob arrested that it was all plan?"


"Na wa ooo, they should leave my Baby alone nau."


"The judge nor they social media? Him nor they see watin VDM they do? Well Nigeria na who get money na get law."

The villainization of VDM is very unfair - Opeyemi Famakin

While chatting with Nigerian food and wine critic Opeyemi Famakin, he explained how the media portrays the social critic, Very Dark Man, in a negative light.

Opeyemi said:

"The media portray very dark man in a negavte light and I think it's unfair. As much as I'm not his biggest fan, I do consume his content and although he say polarizing things sometimes, there is a lot of sense in 17 out of 20 things that he says. However, Tunde Ednut is the only blog that potrays all sides of VDM.

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"I don't know who put him in priosn, I dont know what he did, I'm only speaking on his personlaity. But I think that the way Nigerians view him is very unfair."

VDM reacts to Portable’s arrest and debt

Meanwhile, earlier reported Portable's arrest for failing to pay for a G-wagon car he purchased.

The viral video of the Zeh Nation boss evoked reactions, including VDM's, who noted that Portable was manhandled during the incident.

He, however, stated that the singer could have done better.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at


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