Police arrest Ebonyi NUJ chair
By Steve Oko
The Ebonyi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has called for the immediate release of its Chairman, Comrade Tony Nwizi arrested early hours of Saturday by the police.
The Council in a release by its Vice Chairman, Comrade Benjamin Nworie, condemned the arrest which according to it was a violation of the chairman’s fundamental human rights.
The release read in full :
“The Ebonyi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) received a distress Call from the wife of chairman of the Council, Mrs Joy Tony Nwizi, that armed squad stormed their residence in Abakaliki at about 6:30 am on Saturday and whisked her Husband, Comrade Tony Nwizi away.
“According to skechy information given by the Squad, the arrest was said to be a directive from the Inspector General of Police over an undisclosed petition against the Ebonyi NUJ chairman.
“The Council therefore notes with dismay that the gestapo arrest of the chairman in such brazen violation of his fundamental human rights is highly condemnnable. It’s more worrisome and embarrassing as the sting operation was skechy to the Ebonyi State Police Command, whose disposition to the incident when some members of the Union visited the command gave no hope on the true identity and purpose of the arrest.
“The unfortunate arrest of Comrade Tony Nwizi is highly condemnnable worsened by the fact that his arrest was shrouded by uncertainties as officers on duty at the Area command actually confirmed that the armed squad refused to identify themselves or present warrant of arrest.
“This ugly development fueled suspicion that it was a clear case of abduction.
“Ebonyi State Council of NUJ condemn the gestapo arrest of our chairman, comrade Tony Nwizi and therefore call for his immediate release”.
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