From Ejike Chinedu

An Abuja Chief Magistrate Court has struck out a suit of defamation of character filed against a journalist with the African Independent television, Amaechi Anakwe, by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Joseph Mbu.

This followed the withdrawal of the charges by the Police.

The Journalist had earlier been detained when he reported at the Zone 7 police headquarters in Abuja on the order of the AIG after he is said to have described the Police boss as controversial in a television programme.

Police prosecutor, John kalu, announced the withdrawal in court today and the Magistrate, Anthony Ogbori subsequently discharged the journalist.

HOMELAND NEWS had reported that AIG Mbu who was a former Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, was vexed by Mr. Anaekwe’s reference to him as “the controversial Mbu”.

Recall that during Mr. Mbu’s tenure as the CP in Rivers State, the Cross River born Police officer was accused of running a parallel government. On several occasions, the Police was accused of being partisan in its operations. 

Recently, while commenting on his services as Commissioner in Rivers State, Mr. Mbu said “I tamed the lion” in reference to Governor Rotimi Amaechi.



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