Four armed policemen early Tuesday invaded the headquarters of Kings Communications Limited, publishers of MMS Plus newspaper in an attempt to accost the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper; Mr. Kingsley Anaroke and the Editor, Mr. Kenneth Jukpor, over a story published on possible takeover of Dangote refinery by AMCON owing to increasing debts.
According to statement issued yesterday by Mr Anaroke, the siege by the police is a follow-up by earlier threats made by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Dangote Group, Mr. Anthony Chiejina at the weekend.
The statement reads: “Chiejina had threatened to deal with the editorial leadership of the news outfit via legal action following the news story titled “AMCON May Take Over Dangote Refinery As Liabilities Swell” written by our Reporter and published by our media organization”
“After several failed attempts to get the Editor pull down the story, the Dangote spokesman instead of a rejoinder or the legal action which he threatened against our media house, has resorted to bullying by sending four policemen to besiege the headquarters of Kings Communications Limited in Festac, Lagos since 7am.”
He explained that, “the police men asked for keys to the personal office of the Editor -in-Chief. It should also be on record that Chiejina had searched for the photos of the news editor, Jukpor and Publisher, Anaroke on Sunday and sent them to the editor as a subtle threat which was ignored”.
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