Lawyer Inibehe Effiong Slams Toyin Abraham, Seeks Release of Netizen She Arrested for Cyberstalking

Lawyer Inibehe Effiong Slams Toyin Abraham, Seeks Release of Netizen She Arrested for Cyberstalking

  • Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has lent his voice to the reported arrest of a netizen, Ayo, by actress Toyin Abraham
  • She reportedly arrested Ayo for cyberstalking and defamation of character because she supported President Bola Tinubu during the 2023 elections
  • According to Inibehe, cyberstalking and defamation of character are two different cases, and he demanded that she release the netizen

Nigerian human rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong has asked Nollywood actress and filmmaker Toyin Abraham to release a netizen, Ayo, whom she arrested for cyberstalking and defamation of character.

Inibehe Effiong and Toyin Abraham rock classy outfits
Lawyer Inibehe Effiong reacts to Toyin Abraham's decision to arrest her bully. Image credit: @InibeheEffiong, @toyin_abraham
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For a while now, the movie star had complained about being trolled by netizens on X and other platforms over her political choice during the 2023 presidential elections.

Several times, some people have asked her to explain what Tinubu told her during the elections, and others resorted to hurling negative words at her and calling her names.

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She used to fight back sometimes, but she noted that she was tired and decided to report the cases to the police.

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Reacting to the arrest, Inibehe noted that the role interpreter also used derogatory words on Ayo and that means the case may not go her way at the court.

He also informed her that defamation of character and cyberstalking were two different issues. Hence, she should release the netizen whose mother was also reportedly arrested.

See Inibehe's tweet below:

Reactions to Inibehe's post

Several X users have reacted to Inibehe's post. See some of the comments below:


"History will vindicate the just. Thanks. Inibehe Effiong for always schooling us."


"A great lady with a good name until the eve of the last election when she told Nigerians that Tinubu shared his good plans with her. And she’s choosing more wrong route instead of apologizing to Nigerians. She should go under Biden, Tinubu, and Peter Obi’s comment sections to see insults."

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"She won't hear because nonentities are cheering her. Most often, money diminishes some people into ignoramus."


"I don't know why I did not study Law. She is supposed to go to court, tender her case then get an arrest warrant not through the institution that she went to. Information is powerful."


"Toyin Abraham is just an oppressor at this point. From what I know about the law, insulting or cursing someone is not a crime in terms of the legal aspect. However, defamation is a civil case and it should be done via the civil courts. What Ayo did was insult and not defamation."

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Barrister Effiong said Justice Muhammad Liman's ruling did not resolve the matter but complicated the controversy.

In an exclusive chat with, the human rights activist said Governor Abba Yusuf can go beyond the removal of an Emir to abolishing the Emirate council completely.

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Inibehe Effiong (Human Rights Lawyer) Inibehe Effiong is a human rights lawyer and activist committed to ending corruption and injustice. Effiong is the national legal adviser of the African Action Congress (AAC). He is also the principal counsel/head of chambers at Inibehe Effiong Chambers.