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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – March 5

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: March 05, 2021  

DCI Arrests Blogger Edgar Obare

Edgar Obare has allegedly been arrested, and is set to be charged for publishing false information by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). According to reports, the controversial blogger is said to have recruited a young woman to blackmail a prominent governor. “In the case of outright blackmail by fraudsters who intend to benefit financially from prominent personalities, by tainting their images online and demanding money not to post ‘scandalous’ information about them, detectives have once again arrested serial fraudster Edgar Obare,” the DCI tweeted on Thursday.

The press statement said that Obare allegedly coached one Desy Oduor Achieng, his co-accused, to defame the governor of impregnating her in an attempt to extort KShs. 10 million from them. “Dejected that their plan wasn’t working, Obare took to his social media pages accusing the governor of impregnating a lady and failing to take responsibility. The supposedly pregnant lady wasn’t aware that, all along, he was taking screenshots of their conversations and her photos,” read the DCI statement.

“Detectives have since established that the lady isn’t pregnant as she had claimed. Further, the lady has said that she has never met the governor, adding that she had only been recruited by Obare to extort money from the governor”.

Both Obare and Achieng will face charges according to Section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act. Netizens have since initiated an online campaign to have Obare freed through #FreeEdgarObare on Twitter.

Doom 3: VR Edition Launch Date Revealed

PlayStation has announced Doom 3: VR Edition launches March 29th for PS4 and is backwards compatible on PS5. VR Edition features Doom 3 and its expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, retooled for PS VR technology.

Gamers will uncover the secrets of the UAC’s unholy experiments, encounter uncanny monstrosities in claustrophobic environments, and wield an arsenal of iconic (and even otherworldly) weaponry with new textures, shaders and sound effects as they survive against the forces of Hell across over 15 hours of heart-stopping action.

The all-new VR enhancements will allow fans to peer around corners, angling their shots with flashlight-mounted weapons using motion controls, 180-degree quick-turn functionality to catch demons sneaking up from behind and an immersive wrist-mounted display for health tracking, armor and ammo. Combined with the original Doom 3’s critically acclaimed blend of action and horror gameplay, virtual reality fans are in for one Hell of an experience with Doom 3: VR Edition.

Thunder Force Trailer Released

Netflix has released the official trailer for Thunder Force. Directed by Ben Falcone, the comedy film stars Melissa McCarthy as Lydia, a woman who has developed a process to give superpowers to regular people in a world terrorized by super-villains.

But when scientist Emily Stanton (Octavia Spencer) accidentally imbues her estranged best-friend with incredible abilities, the two women must become the first superhero team. Now, it is up to Thunder Force to battle the super-powered Miscreants and save Chicago from the clutches of The King.

Thunder Force arrives on the streaming platform April 9th. Check out the trailer and official poster below

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