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Niger Withdraws Suit Against NTA

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NTA BellaNaijaA Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday granted the request of the Niger Government to withdraw a suit against one  Tega Oghenedoro, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

The accused had been in prison custody for allegedly blackmailing the Niger Government.

He was arraigned on September 30th on a four-count charge of joint act, cheating, extortion and intimidation.

The offense is contrary to Sections 293, 234, 397, 324, 293 and 397 of the Penal Code.

At the resumed hearing of the matter, the state counsel, Moses Ciroma, prayed the court to terminate the case as both parties in the suit had agreed to settle out of court.

He said: “we apply to withdraw the complaint against the accused person and also ask for the accused to be discharged.”

The Defense Counsel, Gabriel Esegene, who raised no objection, confirmed to the court that the two parties had agreed.

In his ruling, the Presiding Magistrate, Jibrin Zabo, granted the application of the state counsel, saying that the settlement was a welcome development.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. Shadie

    October 4, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    You see Bellanaija , you carried the the wrong information on this guy when you posted that he took N50m bribe. Pls do proper investigations before posting. Pls post my comment because you didn’t post the last time I queried your story on this matter.

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