The news of the arrest of the most vocal comedian in Akwa Ibom state popularly known by his stage name as Comedian Sirjames by the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Orman Esin broke out on the early hour of 15th January, 2020 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to the reliable source, the arrest of Comedian Sirjames was not unconnected to the awkward facebook posts he made on the 2nd and 3rd January respectively. In his facebook post of the 2nd January, he wrote out in public the private phone number and the address of the private residence of Mr. Orman Esin, the commissioner for Culture And Tourism and asked the Entertainers who performed at the just concluded Ibom Christmas Village to call him or go to his house should in case they were not paid after their performance.
The facebook post reads, “As activities ends!
Any Artistes that performed at #IbomXmasVillage & yet to receive his or her Performance fees should call the Hon. Commissioner For Culture & Tourism, Rt. Hon. Orman Esin via 080 (he wrote the full phone number) & ask him for payment or visit his house at Shelter & collect their 20K respectively.
I heard his Committee is responsible for slashing Performance fees from N50K to N20K.
… No one should call me or Utang Akwa Ibom for money again”.
According to his facebook post, Sirjames revealed Mr. Esin’s private residence and phone number on the social media and asked his colleagues to contact.
Another of his facebook post which many presumed provoked the anger of the honorable commissioner was the one he made on the 3rd January, 2020 using a Cat crying with read eyes meme and said…
“Commissioner For Xmas Village & Carnival trying to explain to AKHA Committee On Tourism how he used the Millions approved for him by State Government”.
These very posts of the comedian attracted many likes and comments as some of his followers used the opportunity to mock as well as lashing the state commissioner of Culture and Tourism on social media for making away with the entertainers money.
As it stands, the fate of his release is still unknown as Mr. Orman Esin who was heartbroken on reading the image damaging posts against him by comedian Sirjames is yet to decide on what to do to Sirjames in detention as either to release him or sue him even though some people are in a serious talk with Mr. Esin to let go of the case.