Senator Theodore Ahamefule Orji, representing Abia Central has described the story of his arrest and detention by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), published by Igbere TV as baseless disinformation that defied all journalistic principles.
Igbere TV an Abia State based online blog, editing by one Mr. James Emeh had published a story titled: EFCC ARRESTS EX ABIA GOVERNOR THEODORE ORJI, today (Monday), alleging that the immediate past governor of Abia State was arrested last week and being detained for diverting N200 billion Abia State funds as well as, owning 400 houses with his son in Dubai.
In a press release by his media adviser, Mr. Don Norman Obinna, made available to newsmen on Thursday, Sen. Orji who threatened legal action if conditions given to Igbere TV were not met said the malicious story was published with a sole intent to bring his name and office to ridicule.
The statement reads in part: “We not only find this baseless piece of (dis)information insulting to the office and person of Senator T.A Orji but also a calculated attempt by disgruntled politicians to manipulate the psyche of the general public as the alleged arrest and detention of Sen. Orji only exists in the mind of the writer and his frustrated sponsors.
“We therefore give Igbere TV the next one hour to step down the misleading information which defied all journalistic principles with unreserved apologies published on all viable online portals and three national newspapers or face legal action.”
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