A Benin-based pastor in Edo State has dragged multi-national telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria Limited, before a Federal High Court sitting in Benin, for allegedly releasing forged call logs to undermine the police investigation, in a case of a missing bus driver and a missing Nissan Vanennete bus.
SaharaReporters had in September 2022 reported that the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 5 headquarters, Benin, and the Edo State command, had also for five months kept silent on the case involving MTN and suspected murder to favour some Nigerian Army personnel.
Reports had exposed how the police authorities in the Zone planned to sweep the case under the carpet going by its alliance with MTN and the army, except there was intervention from the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.
SaharaReporters had reported that some MTN officials failed to honour police invitations to explain over 65 errors/discrepancies in the call logs that the company released to the police, probing the abduction of one Sylvester Ekpemokan, whose illegal detention by the army resulted in his death.
It had been reported that operatives of the Edo State Police Command, Zone 5, earlier arrested the MTN manager in Benin City over the forged call logs.
The pastor had previously complained about how some officers of the Nigerian Army had allegedly detained his driver, Ekpemokan, since August 2021 over a claim that he hit a military man’s car.