The publisher of IGBERE TV and National President of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN), Emeh James Anyalekwa, has alleged threat to his life over report on the health condition of ex-governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu in a German hospital.
Anyalekwa, alleged that an APC Chieftain and supporter of Orji Kalu, Mrs Ikodiya Uche, had threatened to deal with him over the report which didn’t originally emanated from him.
The management of IGBERE TV, in a statement Friday night obtained by BigPen Online, said that their medium published the report on Orji Uzor Kalu health condition which went viral after it was first reported by another news platform, TheWorldNewsCable.
The statement read: “IGBERE TV had Wednesday night reported about the disturbing development after another news platform, TheWorldNewsCable, broke the news of Kalu sliding into coma after an emergency in a Wisebaden, Germany hospital.
“The report which went viral has been corroborated by events that followed over the next 48 hours, with Kalu’s wife personally confirming to IGBERE TV that Kalu actually underwent a major surgery but had “regained consciousness” and needed close attention over extended period.
“IGBERE TV wish to state that as Journalists, we discharge our duties at all times without sentiment. The said report was not carried to spite or belittle Orji Kalu, who is well known to be a major benefactor of our director, but rather to inform our teeming readers of events that will be of interest to them.
“We also wish to use this medium to put the world on notice that if anything untoward happens to our director, Emeh James Anyalekwa or any of our reporters or editors, Mrs Ikodiya Uche shall be held wholly responsible”.