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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Whistleblower charge to court for giving misleading information on Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu's Guesthouse

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The rule of engagement on whistle blowing policy is there for anybody to access. This becomes necessary as cases of people raising false alarm are becoming rampant.

The other time, it was two guys in Borno state, and now another false alarm on Ekweremadu’s Guesthouse. Would it be wise to pull another man down unjustly, just because you want to make money? And people may be asking why would the police charge false whistle-blower to court.

Yes, the police have to; otherwise people will abuse the policy. Check your fact, carry out your investigation, confirmed it’s true before you raise alarm. That is simply what the police are telling those that are in fond of giving misleading information.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Nigeria Police Force charges a 50-year-old man, Ahmed Echodo to court for allegedly giving false information to police to conduct a raid at a guest house building which was allegedly owned by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

In the one-count charge, two defendants were accused of the offense, even though only Ahmed Echodo was charged at an Abuja magistrate court.

Security operatives it was said ransacked Ekweremadu’s building on Friday morning following information accusing the occupants of criminal offenses. The police, however, found nothing incriminating after the search.

Meanwhile, security officers at the building located close to the Ganges Street, Maitama, Abuja told Premium Times, the raid was carried out by police officers on the instruction of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris.

Moshood Jimoh, police spokesperson, however denied it and said that the police on Tuesday charged the two men on a one-count of misleading the Nigeria Police.

In accordance with the charges, Mr. Echodo and Maiwada Adamu are accused of conspiring to falsely inform the office of the IGP that the building, occupied by Oliver Ogenyi is being used for criminal activities as well as in storing of arms and ammunition.

Mr. Adamu, the second accused, was not in court while the first defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence. Ismail Tawo, the prosecution counsel told the court that Adamu was at large.

However, the magistrate, Umar Kagarko told the police to find Mr. Adamu and present him in court at the next sitting. Counsel to the defense, Peter Ngwoke prayed the court to grant his client bail.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kagarko has adjourned the hearing till June 5, for ruling on the bail application.

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