A blogger based in Bayelsa State, Saint Mienpamo Onitsha, has apologised to the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, following his report alleging that he intended to spend N7bn on the Kogi Isolation Centre for COVID-19, which was destroyed by a rainstorm.
The report published in May 2020 on his blog, www.naijalivetv.com, generated controversies, led to his arrest and arraignment at the Federal High Court.
But Onitsha, in a statement on Tuesday, admitted that the publication was false and begged the governor and the state government to forgive him.
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He said: “I hereby render an unreserved apology over a publication, which I posted on my website, www.naijalivetv.com on May 2, 2020, entitled, ‘it will cost us N7 billion naira to build and equip the Kogi Isolation Centre for Covid-19 which rain destroyed, says Yahaya Bello’.
“I further express my deepest regret for the post and publication which was false and I regret my action for any embarrassment it may have caused you and your administration. I am sincerely sorry and kindly find a place in your heart to forgive me”.