Photo: Gov Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau.
Mutfwang condemns report of alleged $5m judges bribe to nullify his election
Gov Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau has condemned media reports being circulated by certain individuals, accusing judges of receiving a $5 million bribe for the nullification of his election victory.
The Governor, who made this known on Friday in a statement issued by his spokesman, Gyang Bere, described the report as a deliberate action of his detractors, aimed at sowing discord between him and the esteemed judges and other constituted authorities.
He said the latest move was also an attempt to tarnish the image of the PDP Government in the state, and reassured the people that such “malicious” reports will not deter his commitment and confidence in the Judiciary.
While distancing himself from what he described as a “false narrative,” he dismissed it as a mere fabrication crafted by individuals, who are being manipulated as pawns by the opposition party in the state.
Mutfwang called on security agencies to thoroughly investigate the source of the “baseless and defamatory,” report with a view to identifying and apprehending those responsible for its publication.
He reaffirmed his unwavering support for the judiciary, and emphasized the need for the culprits to face the full consequences of the law in order to set a precedent and deter similar misconduct.
Gov Mutfwang warned those who are disparaging judges and respected leaders, to immediately desist from such or face the severe consequences of their actions.