Elombah Brothers enter ‘Not Guilty’ plea for IG’s defamation suit

Messrs Daniel and Timothy Elombah, the publisher and editor of online news platform Elombah.com have pleaded not guilty to the four count defamation suit filed against them by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.
The brothers, who were arrested on January 1 on allegations that they published an article critical of the IGP, were arraigned before a Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, in Abuja, FCT.
The matter came up at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday.
Festus Keyamo, a senior lawyer, who appeared for the Elombahs, deplored the charges brought against 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.