The ‘authoritarian’ Chairman of AIT,Dr Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi sacked two senior editorial staff, Gbenga Aruleba and Imoni Amarere over the interview of Mr.Richard Akinnola,frontline social critic and human rights activist with Aruleba on AIT two days ago on the acquittal of Major Hamza Al Mustapha where Mr.Akinnola strongly condemned the ‘miscarriage of justice’ of the judgment as a political judgment to pacify the North ahead of 2015 general elections.
From a reliable source,Chief Dokpesi threw caution to the wind as he stormed the studio even when the bulletin was still on and stopped the bulletin after which he lambasted Aruleba over this controversial interview which he said was in bad taste.
Sadly,Dokpesi followed this up yesterday evening by sacking Aruleba and Amarere, both are well-trained,talented and experienced broadcasters, went ahead and announced their sack in the 8pm news bulletin of last night.
If this is not a gag on free press,then fellow Nigerians must invent another word to describe this jungle justice in a democratic Nigeria.I am very sure late Chief Gani Fawehinmi must be turning with anger,hatred and disappointment in his grave right now.Which way Nigeria?
Whose political agenda is this Businessman pursuing?
Let’s discuss objectively fellow Nigerians.