Concerned authorities urged to wade in an alleged defamation case involving two Journalist in Kwara

Written by on October 19, 2022

Concerned authorities have been urged to wade in an alleged defamation case involving two Journalist in Kwara .

It is recalled that the Chief Press Secretary to Kwara state Governor  Mallam Rafiu Ajakaye, through a petition letter to the Commissioner of Police had  accused the duo of Dare and Abdulrasheed Akogun of defamation and inciting the public against the government.

Ajakaye said Abdulrasheed posted a comment on a popular WhatsApp platform, accusing the government of the day of being most corrupt and facilitating fifteen million naira to prosecute the last election of the Nigerian Union of Journalist. Although the duo ,Dare Akogun and his brother AbdulRasheed Akogun insists they posses evidence to defend their case .

Respondents who spoke with  Royal Times said journalists who are the voice of the people cannot be friends of the government and  must not be treated as criminals.

Some of the respondents also opined that the cheif press secretary to the kwara state governor ,Rafiu Ajakaye also has the  right to seek legal refuge in the case of defamation to clear his name.They also called on the Kwara state police command to remain neutral in the matter.

A Magistrate court had since last week ordered the remand of the  duo at mandala correctional center .

Dare, a news editor  with  Sobi FM  and his brother, Abdulrasheed, the publisher of Fresh Insight, will continue their trial before Magistrate Bio Salihu today ( Wednesday ).


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