The presidency has petitioned the Department of State Services and the Nigeria Police seeking them to probe one Bishop Eze Orieke for allegedly peddling false death rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Punch, the Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, in a letter to the two security agencies dated November 14, 2018 specifically informed the agencies’ heads in his petitions that one Bishop Eze Orieke made the false claim with purported documents from the London Bridge Hospital (Regional Medical Laboratory) to back it on the wall of a Facebook group called Ohafia Political Forum.
The letters read in part, “The said documents are attached herewith for your attention and consideration.
“It is a notorious fact and incontrovertible proof that his excellency, Muhammadu Buhari is not dead but very much alive and kicking.”
The paper said, Obla added that the post on Facebook and the documents attached to it by the said Orieke “are fake and calculated to cause panic, disaffection and undermine national security.”
“It is ill-motivated, distasteful and made in extreme bad faith,” the publication quoted Obono-Obla as saying in his petitions.