Member of Parliament for West Central St. Catherine Christopher Tufton, on Thursday (July 16) issued a statement after he became the latest victim of a social media storm.
Tufton has been trending on social media platforms, after a burner Instagram account that uses the handle “Angry Wife” levelled some shocking allegations against the current Minister of Health.
The MP has slammed the allegations which flooded social media platforms in recent days as “filthy and scandalous” noting that they were aimed at tainting “his good name and reputation”.
“These disgusting, vicious and false attributions made under the cover of social media have caused great pain and suffering and are clearly aimed at damaging my career as well as causing emotional distress,” said Tufton in a release.
He further revealed that the matter had been reported to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Division (C-TOC) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and that he has also instructed his attorneys to use all available legal steps to ensure the prosecution of these cybercriminals and in any event to seek recourse in the civil courts as and when their identities are ascertained.
“I realize that part of the motivation for these attacks have to do with my public office but I will not be deterred in doing my job to the best of my ability and in service of my country,” added Tufton