BEVERLY HILLS, March 01, (THEWILL) – Daniel and Timothy Elombah, the two journalist brothers sued by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, have pleaded not guilty to four counts of defamation charges against the police chief.
The brothers, Publisher and Editor of Elombah.com, were arrested on January 1 on allegations that they published an article critical of the IGP who immediately deployed officers and public resources to track them down.
The police said the brothers published the article on their website, Elombah.com but the brothers denied the defamation charges, saying they never published the article for which they are being charged.
The matter came up at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday before Justice Gabriel Kolawole.
Festus Keyamo, a senior lawyer, who appeared for the Elombahs, deplored the charges brought against his clients.
“It is a shame that people are still being put on trial at this age over something they said about those in power,” he said.