Abia Govt Threatens to Shutdown a Radio Station for airing the arrest of State Accountant General

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The Abia state Government has threatened to shut down Family Love 103.9 FM Umuahia for airing the arrest of the Accountant General of the state Mr. Gabriel Onyendilefu.

Abia State Government

Recall that report has it that the State Accountant General was arrested on Monday by the men of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for misappropriation of the state fund during the tenure of former governor T.A Orji.

It was also reported that Family Love FM radio station Umuahia also aired the developing story which led to the reaction Mr. Tony Onyenweaku, Special Assistant on media to Abia State governor.


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According to him, “it is high time the state government starts dealing erring media stations”.

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The message which was passed through his Facebook handle, strongly suggest the governments intolerance to opposing views.

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But when confronted if the information aired by Family Love FM was true or not he could not give any answer, but insisted that the government will no longer tolerate stories that never received governments approval to be aired in Abia.

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