Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, had reportedly forgiven and withdrawn a defamation suit against a Bayelsa-born blogger and owner of Naija TV Live, Mr. Saint Onitsha.
According to the state Commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo in a statement issued on Wednesday, governor Bello does not want to destroy his relationship with the media.
Onitsha had alleged on his online platform that governor Bello spent the sum of N7bn on a makeshift COVID-19 isolation centre which was later blown off by win in 2020.
He was later arrested by the Department of State Security and arraigned before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa.
The commissioner said Justice Abimbola Awogboro had stuck out the suit after it was withdrawn by the governor.
He said, “The governor has decided to forgive Saint Mienpamo for so many reasons. One of the reasons is that he apologised to the governor and he has learnt his lessons from this to always follow the ethics of the profession.
“We are very sure that he is a young journalist that has been doing very well. So, we do believe that it is an error on his part.”