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CORRUPTION: ORTOM WANTS TSAV TO PROVE ALLEGATIONS IN COURT OR BE PUNISHED


GISTSMARK.COM - Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Thursday pledged to make former Lagos State police magistrate Abubakar Tsav demonstrate charges of defilement against him in court, or be rebuffed for such "untruths".

Ortom was responding to Tsav's refusal to apologize over affirmations he made against him in a letter kept in touch with the Presidency.

Tsav, Public Complaints Commissioner managing Benue, had, in a letter routed to the Presidency, hostile to join organizations and the Bill Gates Foundation, blamed Ortom for money related rashness and monstrous defilement.

He blamed the representative for running the state like an individual domain, and affirmed that assets were being shared among companions, relatives and gathering authorities.

Tsav encouraged the Presidency to examine the senator, and announced that he created the letter in his ability as the official "shriek blower" of Benue.

Enraged by the charges which he portrayed as "manufactured and noxious", Ortom dragged Tsav to court.

With the connection between the team declining by the day, the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, interceded and after due consultations, exhorted Tsav to withdraw the letter and delicate an open conciliatory sentiment to the senator inside two weeks.

The compromise meeting was held in Makurdi, on July 2.

Be that as it may, rather than the conciliatory sentiment the representative was sitting tight for, Tsav told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Makurdi that he could never apologize to Ortom.

"I remain by my letter to the Presidency. There is gigantic debasement in Benue that ought to be examined. I have no second thoughts writing to alarm the entire world to what is going on in Benue," he told NAN.

He said that the meeting where he was made a request to apologize was assembled by the representative to win on him to withdraw the charges.

Tsav said that he was prepared to demonstrate his claims in court, focusing on that apologizing over the affirmations would "encroach on my respectability".

Responding to Tsav's refusal to apologize, Ortom, through his Special Adviser on Media and ICT, Mr Tahav Agerzua, told NAN on Thursday in Makurdi that he (Tsav) would need to demonstrate the charges in court.

"Since Tsav has declined to withdraw the assertions and delicate an open expression of remorse as asked for by the Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, he should demonstrate them in court.

"Since he has selected not to respect his oath, the Benue State Government might put him to legal test; he should demonstrate his ridiculous and created lies in the courtroom," Agerzua said.

Agerzua rejected the cases by Tsav that Ortom started the compromise meeting where he was made a request to withdraw the letter and apologize to the senator.

"It was Tsav that welcomed Mr Emanuel Ogbile, the Chief Public Affairs Commissioner, the Tor Tiv and top of the line boss to intercede for his sake; he needed them to win on the representative to pull back the criminal body of evidence against him.

"The representative consented to pull back the case on the condition that Tsav will withdraw the letter and delicate an open statement of regret to him.

"It was Tsav that made the peace moves in light of the fact that the senator was at that point in court. It was Tsav that hurried to welcome his supervisor to Makurdi, not the representative," he said.

He said that amid the meeting, Tsav consented to delicate an open conciliatory sentiment and meet different conditions as essential for withdrawal of the case.

"For the man to state he will neither apologize nor withdraw the letter is astounding. The main choice left for him is to demonstrate the assertions in court, generally the law will follow through to its logical end," he said.G