Kwara Govt withdraws charges against embattled journalists, Akoguns

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The Kwara State government has withdrawn charges against Sobi FM’s Senior editor, Dare Akogun and his brother, Abdulrasheed Akogun, publisher of Fresh Insight online TV.

During the proceedings, the government prosecutor, Busari Olorundare, applied for the withdrawal of the case dated 14th October, 2022 stating no reason for his action.

Magistrate Bio Salihu who presided over the matter asceeded to the request, and thereafter terminated all the charges against the defendants and discharged them accordingly.

Sobi FM’s Judiciary Correspondent Kayode Adeoti had earlier reported that the duo were charged to court by the police through a petition letter written by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mallam Rafiu Ajakaye, accusing them of criminal defamation and inciting public against the Government.

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