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Court Orders EFCC, DSS To Arrest Igbere TV Boss Over Misleading Content

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It seems Igbere TV Boss who doubles as the National President, Online Media Practioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) Emeh James Anyalekwa is in hot soup as Federal High Court has ordered his arrest over a recent publication by his media outfit.

Emeh was accused of publishing a news from Nigerian Concord Newspaper of February 1 accusing the court of planning to jail Benue State Governor who is standing trial over an alleged #3.1billion fraud.

The Igbere TV boss was said to have also published the news on his website including his online news platform on February 2  that Justice Abang of the Federal High Court who is presently presiding over the trial of Suswam, had prior contact with the prosecution team and some All Progressives Congress (APC) officials in respect to the case.

Meanwhile, this online medium shows that the ‘controversial publication’ was widely republished by several news platforms between the 1st and 3rd February, aside Igbere TV News

Appearing in Court on Wednesday, Justice Abang ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to apprehend the Igbere TV boss

He gave the agencies 21 days (from today) to jointly carry out “proper findings” into the publication, submit their report and produce Mr. Anyalekwa in court.

Contacted, spokesman for Igbere TV said the publication was sourced from the website of a “credible national daily” which he said was duly acknowledged.

“The report did not originate on Igbere TV but was first published by Nigerian Concord which we duly credited. Nigerian Concord is a credible National Newspaper,” he said.

“We pulled down the report when we later discovered that the original source (Nigerian Concord), had deleted it from their website,” the Igbere TV spokesman added.

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