According to a report by Tribuneonlineng, the Labour Party, LP is set to press cybercrime charges on Apapa over fake news.
The Labour Party may be considering legal action against Comrade Lamidi Apapa and his supporters in the party over what it described as fake news.
National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party (LP), Pastor Obiora Ifoh, in a WhatsApp group rebuttal, said the news of the Supreme Court judgement on the Imo State gubernatorial matter between Maduka vs. Ukegbu and the LP was fake, which constituted a cybercrime offence punishable under the law.
According to him, there was never a Supreme Court judgement on the Imo State gubernatorial matter between Maduka vs Ukegbu and LP on the said date.
The spokesman of the Labour Party said reports that stated that the Supreme Court had ruled on the matter between Maduka vs. Ukegbu and LP were unfounded as there was no such matter.
His words: “At the Supreme Court yesterday, the three matters that came up for hearing had nothing to do with Apapa.
“This is cybercrime, and the party will be exploring legal options against the originators and dispensers of this fake news. They are also subjecting the judiciary to opprobrium.
Pastor Ifoh, who charged media men to be careful with the report that promotes fake news and makes such platforms liable for cybercrime, said the claim of a CTC of the Judgement to be produced in 48 hours would further unearth the claim.
The rebuttal reads in part: The Supreme Court has not heard, not to talk of giving judgment on the Imo State governorship matter between Maduka v. Ukegbu and LP.
“Only yesterday, Apapa Group attempted to file their appeal at the Supreme Court, and they requested that a lawyer not known to the Labour Party be served as representing the party and that it be served at an address that is different from the party’s National Headquarters.
“Their evil plot was exposed. They had gone ahead to spread fake news that the Supreme Court had given judgment, and they even assured that the CTC would be made available within 48 hours.
“At least this failed plot will expose them more. Their desperation is unbelievable. Kindly distance yourself from Apapa and his gang, as they are out to manipulate the media space and destroy some people’s careers,” Pastor Ifoh stated.