Governor Similayi Fubara-led Rivers State Government has shut down the operations of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
DAAR Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower, said its operations were shut down by telecommunications engineers contracted by the State Government who were accompanied by armed security operatives.
The statement reads, “Meanwhile, bulldozers were also deployed by the Rivers State Government to demolish the Transmitter Complex at the DAAR Communications PLC Broadcast Centre in Port Harcourt.
“Some officials of the telecommunications contractor told AIT that they were working on a directive from above to start demolition on Sunday despite the heavy rains as against a later date.”
Recall that the land on which the AIT/RayPower Radio station built its transmission station was, in March, a subject of dispute between the state government and Daar Communications, Plc.