The two journalist brothers; Daniel and Timothy Elombah, who were sued by police Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris, have pleaded not guilty to four counts of charges of cyber crime and terrorism.
During a court hearing yesterday, the brothers pleaded not guilty to the charges levied against them.
Count 4 of the charge accused Timothy Elombah of publishing an article called “Roadmap to Biafra” thereby intending to commit a “crime against humanity”.
Recall that the brothers were arrested on January 1, 2018 on allegations that they published an article critical of IGP Idris. The police had accused the brothers of publishing the insulting article on their website, Elombah.com.
A court paper cited by our correspondent revealed that the Publishers of Elombah News were charged for cyber crime, cyber stalking, cyber bullying and for “championing Biafra terrorism”.
The brothers however denied defaming the Inspector General of Police, saying they never published the article for which they are being charged.
Festus Keyamo, SAN, who appeared for the Elombahs during the court hearing, condemned the charges levied on 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.
Meanwhile, the trial continues on May 3, 2018.