The Nigerian Police has arrested four journalists who were suspected to be from the Force Headquarters, for yet to be disclosed offences, on Tuesday May 2020.
Team of detectives, reportedly picked up Omonigho Matthew Daily Post’s reporter at the NUJ Press Centre, along Gbiaye Streey in Warri, at about 3:45 pm, without disclosing his crime.
On getting wind of the development, leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists stated three other journalists Mr. Edeki Igafe of the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Francis Sadare of BusinessDay and one Christopher Odomhe, a freelancer to go to the Warri Area Command to find the reason for Omonigho’s arrest.
However, they were detained also for undisclosed reasons.
The four journalists were alleged to have been dispossessed of their mobile phones.
The detectives suspected to be from the Force Headquarters declined to give reasons for the arrest of the four.
The condition of the four newsmen was unknown as at the time of filing the report.
The state NUJ Chairman, Mr. Michael Ikeogwu, said efforts are ongoing to ensure their release.
The chairman said he has reached the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, who assured that he “will not sleep” until the detained journalists were released.