A Senior Naval Officer, Rear Admiral Harry Ngonadi (rtd), has dissociated himself from Nigerian actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot, after he became subject of abuses from angry callers.
Elliot, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, had drawn the ire of social media users after he referred to #EndSARS protesters as “our children” when he was reacting to the unfortunate aftermath of the protests.
The lawmaker’s comments sparked outrage among young Nigerians who felt offended and subjected him to insults on social media throughout Thursday.
In an apparent move to further knock Elliot, a lady identified as Blossom Martins took to Facebook to erroneously share the phone number of Rear Admiral Ngonadi (rtd).
Martins, believed to be a staff of Silverbird’s Rhythm 94.7FM, Abuja with handles @ifeomafinegirlnasty, @ifeomafinegirl, @gistloverblog, said the number belonged to the lawmaker.
In a statement on Friday, Ngonadi said he had been inundated with calls he knew nothing about.
“I have been inundated and bombarded with calls I don’t know anything about,” he said.
He called on Nigerians to always verify identities before they “unleash vernoms on their fellow innocent citizens”.
“The harbinger of this satanic verse Blossom Martin of Silver Bird Rhythm 94.7FM Abuja is mischievous, toxic in character and content and lack requisite propriety to remain on the station. Besides, she lacks transparency and integrity”.
“This kind of unethical action should have no place in Nigeria as it contravenes the tenets of good conscience.
“The question in the public domain should be…what are her intentions? What does she want to achieve?”
The naval officer said the social media should not be weaponised against individuals who are law abiding citizens.
He noted that he had received insultive calls from around the world, noting that his privacy has been violated.
Ngonadi, therefore, called on Martins to tender an unreserved apology or face legal action.