Mercy Chinwo’s Child: Nathaniel Bassey Petitions IGP Over ‘Defamatory’ Paternity Claims

Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, seeking the arrest and prosecution of four social media users over suggestions that he’s the father of fellow gospel singer Mercy Chinwo’s child.

Bassey, in petition filed through his lawyers, accused the social media users of criminal defamation and cyberstalking.

According to the gospel singer, the social media users identified as Okoronkwo Ejike, Kingsley Ibeh, Terrence Ekot and Dj Spoiltkid made the defamatory statements on micro-blogging platform X (formerly Twitter).

The petition reads: “Our client is a gospel music minister whose songs and ministrations have impacted the lives of so many from different walks of life across the globe.