The Federal High Court has begun a clampdown on fake news purveyors as it orders the IGP to prosecute a businessman over false information and wrongful fraud allegations.
Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo of the federal high court in Abuja, ordered the Inspector General of Police to refile an earlier withdrawn charge and prosecute Chika Ikenga, Suraj Yakubu, as well as Eunisell Chemicals for alleged forgery, presentation of fake information and false allegation against Kenneth Amadi, with a view to implicate him in a fraud case.
Others to be joined in the suit according to the judgement are the Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Michael Anthony Ogbizim of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Augustine Sanomi, who is the Commissioner of Police, Legal at the FCID.
The court order was contained in the judgement on a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1580/2019, filed by Kenneth Amadi, Happiness Amadi and Idip Nigeria Limited for an order of mandamus, compelling the respondents to refile an earlier charge by the police against Chika Ikenga, Suraj Yakubu and Eunisell Chemicals but was withdrawn by the police.
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