Abuja content creator Adebukola Kolapo detained over comments on blogger’s page

Abuja content creator Adebukola Kolapo

The National Cybercrime Centre of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja has detained content creator Adebukola Kolapo over his frequent engagements on posts made by an Instagram gossip blog, Gistlover.

Mr Kolapo was reportedly arrested by policemen, alongside a co-follower of the blog, Nnedum Dollar, after they were deceived by yet-to-be-identified clients to host an event for them at the Agbala Itura area in Ibadan, on December 3, 2023, reports PUNCH.

Narrating his side of the story, the content creator’s father Amidu Kolapo told the newspaper: “My son lives with me, so he told me they invited him to a party at Agbala Itura in Ibadan as an MC. In the evening, he called me on the phone that he had been arrested by policemen and said it was because of Gistloverblog.”

Amidu said he was told at Iyaganku Police Station in Ibadan after several visits that his son was taken to Abuja.

“When a police officer noticed I was worried, he revealed that my son had been taken to Abuja, and suggested I should get a lawyer. I asked him about his offence, but he said it was unknown, and that the arrest was made by some police officers from Abuja who used their station that day and took him along with them that same day,” he said.

The newspaper quoted a source who claimed the arrest was made to help the police get the face behind the blog.

Amidu said he heard that the brain behind the gossip blog had got a lawyer for his son and had started processing how to get him out of detention, but the police officers were frustrating the action.

Kolapo was a beneficiary of the blog’s scholarship scheme in 2022.

The newspaper said it could not immediately reach the Force spokesperson Olumuyiwa Adejobi for comments.