Ebonyi-The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ebonyi State, Comrade Tony Nwizi, has been reportedly arrested by the Police.
Details of his arrest which is still sketchy at the time of this report, suggests that, the number one Journalist in Ebonyi was allegedly arrested following the directives issued by the Inspector General of Police, IGP.
But reacting to the arrest, the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah explained that she cannot precisely say the location the Policemen came from.
“I know some Police men came into Ebonyi yesterday from Anti-Kidnaping Unit of Lagos State Police Command. They wanted their papers to be signed, so that an arrest can be effected.
“We are still on the matter, in order to confirm if he was the one that they came for. The identity of who ever the came for is not usually disclosed.”
According to a reliable source, Nwizi was arrested based on a petition written by some yet-to-be identified individuals.
“Nwizi is a perfect gentleman and we wondered why the Police could order his arrest at this time.
“At this time, nobody can completely state the location of Comrade Tony Nwizi, the content of the petition and the allegations leveled against him. We are very sure he will be released. Tony is one of the most reliable persons to deal with.
“Comrade Tony Nwizi has been arrested by the Police from Abuja Headquarters on the purported order of the IG over undisclosed petition.”
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