On March 13, 2023, the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Ammani, ordered the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to investigate and prosecute Mr. Dave Okanya, an online publisher, for allegedly spreading false information against authorities in the state.
he commissioner described as the height of falsehood and mischief-making, the alleged baseless and misleading publication by the online publisher.
Ahmed said Okanya stated, among other contrived claims, that he, the commissioner “banged phone call” on Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The Police Commissioner urged the people of the state and members of the public to completely disregard the claim which he said was fictitious, saying there was no iota of truth in it.
The Police boss said “I wonder the source of his impetus to publish and circulate same on the social media. Consequently, I have ordered the state CID to immediately commence a discreet investigation that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the publisher and his aiders.”
He said the command has made it categorically clear that the content and context of the publication, in this critical moment of the general elections, is one joke taken too far.