A journalist with Liberty Television, Aminu Nurudeen, suspected to have posted the viral video showing the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at a public event in Kano, has gone into hiding, Saturday PUNCH is reporting.
The highly authoritative newspaper said the journalist went into hiding after he was invited for questioning in relation to the video by the Kano State Police Command.
As earlier reported by The Eagle Online, newsmen at the event were given strict instruction not to report that aspect of the event.
Some of them who were called by the Editors on why they did not file that aspect of the event, said they feared for their lives if they did owing to the threat that accompanied the instruction not to publish.
The summons to Nurudeen, according to Saturday PUNCH, was issued on Thursday by the spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, SP Musa Magaji Majiya.
Meanwhile, comedians have, like they did with the error committed on television by the former Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Lagos State, Obafaiye Shem, taken Idris’s error to the screen.
As at Friday evening, no fewer than two videos on the error of Idris were in circulation.
However, Idris has claimed that the video was doctored.
In response to a question on the police Twitter handle: @PoliceNG, Idris said: “Yes, it was doctored.”