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General News of Thursday, 22 September 2022


Governor Ortom reacts to reports that his son murdered someone in UK

Samuel Ortom Samuel Ortom

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has debunked reports that his son has murdered someone in the United Kingdom.

Recall that stories emerged online especially on Facebook a few days ago that the governor’s recent trips to the United Kingdom was to settle case of alleged murder involving his unidentified son.

But reacting to the speculations by one De-Benue Emancipator, Ortom in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Terver Akase, said the allegation was politics taken too far.

According to the statement, none of the Governor’s children has been involved in any murder case.

“We saw a post on social media made by one Benjamin Benjamin Bju and shared by several others alleging that Governor Samuel Ortom’s son murdered someone abroad.

“Though the writer was specific about Governor Ortom’s name, he failed to mention the Governor’s son whom he claimed had killed somebody and the name of the country where the said incident took place.

“We find the social media post as politics taken too far. The post is not only false and malicious but is also targeted at tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of the Governor.

“We already alerted Benue people to expect the sponsored campaign of calumny against Governor Ortom now that elections are approaching.

“The objective of those sponsoring the smear campaign is to discredit and distract the Governor and by extension, the entire PDP in Benue State,” the statement reads.


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