TikToker Brian Chira was last night arrested for defaming radio presenter and actress Azziad Nasenya.
Chira was picked by detectives and forced to spend the night in police custody.
According to Nasenya’s lawyer, her client opted to take legal action against the TikToker for defaming her and harming her brand, and spoiling her reputation.
The lawyer went on to reveal that Chira leaked Azziad’s phone number to the public something that has caused her distress – with strangers calling to abuse her.
The lawyer further stated that the investigating officer and the DCI will conduct investigations before proceeding to the next step, which would be charging Chira in a court of law.
“Sometime last week Chira went live on TikTok at night and the Topic was Azziad he uttered some words which I cannot repeat here but those words are defamatory and he did not stop there he went ahead and gave ahead and gave out her number.
My client has for the past week been buzzed with a lot of calls and messages some of which are insults and my client was not happy.
Since we have the computer misuse and cybercrime act she choose to take legal action,” the lawyer said in part.
Chira made incredibly offensive remarks against Azziad in a video that was posted on social media. He proceeded to post Azziad's phone number on social media.
“I insulted her online and she reported it to the police, talk to the officer he will explain, all I was asking is for you to assist,” Chira could be heard talking on the phone from police custody.
Chira has the option to request police bail at this stage before going to court to enter a plea.