Memo Leak: Ortom Directs Attorney General To Take Nigerian Concord To Court

In a bid to cover the 200 million that was embezzled in the name of the last May 29th Democracy Day Celebration, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Wednesday night directed the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Michael Gusa, to take legal actions against the Management of Nigerian Concord Newspaper for publishing the Memorandum with which the governor illegally took the said fund.

This was made known in a statement posted on whatsapp by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Mr. Tahav Agerzua.

The statement indicated that Governor Ortom wants Nigerian Concord taken to court in order to serve as a deterrent to others.

However, in an earlier text message to Nigerian Concord, Mr. Agerzua disclosed that the matter was discussed at the State Excos meeting on Wednesday, stressing that it had also been referred to the Attorney General and Justice Commissioner.

However, the Managing Editor of Nigerian Concord, Mr. Anthony Fagorola, has said that the media house would be waiting for the court summon from the Benue State Attorney General.

Fagorola who reacted in a statement shortly after Agerzua informed the public on plans for legal actions, noted that there is no amount of threats from Ortom that would stop the journal from reporting the truth always.

He continued that Ortom is free to seek for a redress at any law court if he wishes but stated that the newspaper house would not divulge the sources of its information as being demanded by the governor’s aides.

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