Winner of BBNaija season 5, Laycon has announced his first-ever tv reality show titled “I AM LAYCON” on popular streaming service, Showmax.
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As it has been the aim of Showmax to expand it investment in Africa, Laycon’s show will be the first original Nigerian production, reality series and set to premiere in February 2021.
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“Showmax is committed to supporting homegrown talent in Nigeria. Laycon is a hugely inspirational figure and the perfect choice to kickstart our original content here. Fans across Africa tuned in to see what it takes to win Big Brother Naija, so we’re excited to take those fans along with Laycon on this journey as he adjusts to fame and life outside the house.”
says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of MultiChoice’s Connected Video.
Announcing the start of the shoot today, Laycon was very hopeful the series will become a huge success.
I’m excited to announce to you that, Showmax and I, have started shooting the first Nigerian Showmax Original reality series: I am LAYCON. Trust me when I say this, it’s going to be massive.”
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There was a mild drama at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters when a petitioner spotted one of his alleged assaulters, on the police defence team.
The petitioner, Okolieagu Abunike, had just being cross-examined by police counsel Emmanuel Eze when he sought the panel’s permission to speak.
Abunike, a father of five, had already answered questions about his allegations that in 2012, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives detained and tortured him for 47 days at their Ikeja office, without trial.
But on getting permission to speak from panel chair Judge emeritus Doris Okuwobi, he pointed at the police lead counsel, Mr. Joseph Ebosereme, and accused him of assault.
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Abunike said: “I am surprised today to see a counsel sitting before this tribunal in my proceedings, Mr. J. Ebosereme.
“Last year he slapped me four times at Panti (State Criminal Investigating and Intelligence Department, (SCIID) when I went to serve him a court process. He said I should slap him back if I had the balls.”
Responding, Ebosereme denied the allegation, claiming that it arose following his refusal to compromise his integrity in the N200m judgment debt recovery case involving a law firm linked with Ebosereme.
“He (Abunike) wants to dent my image…Myself? Slapping you? I don’t sell my integrity for a pot of porridge,” the police officer said.