Ebonyi NUJ chairman arrested

The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Ebonyi State chapter, Comrade Tony Nwizi, has been reportedly arrested by the Police.

The Nation reports that he was picked up on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

According to a statement by the Police spokesperson in Ebonyi, Loveth Odah, ”agents came into Ebonyi yesterday from the Anti-Kidnaping Unit of the Lagos State Police Command. They wanted their papers to be signed so they could effect an arrest”.

“We are still on the matter, in order to confirm if he was the one that they came for. The identity of whoever they came for is not usually disclosed.”

Nwizi was arrested based on a petition written by some yet-to-be-identified individuals.

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