Ebonyi-Puncynews just confirmed that the arrest of the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ebonyi State Council, Comrade Tony Nwizi by the Police, was due to a petition written against him by the former South East zonal Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Petrus Obi.
The content of the petition is not fully known, but there are speculations that it might be connected with the incidents that took place in the last NUJ Election in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Reacting to the development, the Vice Chairman of NUJ, Ebonyi State Council, Comrade Benjamin Nworie said:
“Confirmed information indicates that IGP IRT team Enugu arrested Ebonyi State NUJ chairman, Tony Nwizi.
“We have established contact with him that his gestapo arrest was actually from men of the police force.
Mr Nwizi is currently with Enugu team of IG over a petition written by the Ex- VP of NUJ, zone c, Mr Petrus Obi and Chibota Edozie.”