Enugu CP orders  investigation of alleged abduction of Abuja-based Online Publisher,  solicits patience from NUJ and others

Enugu State Police Command has denied the alleged abduction of an Abuja- based  Online Publisher , saying he was not abducted but arrested.

The Commissioner of Police ,Enugu Command , Kanayo Uzuegbu in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu on Thursday, May 23, by the police public relations officer Enugu state Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said  the arrest followed a petion against the Publisher. He ordered a professional investigation into the case and urged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and others to exercise patience.

Pix: Uzuegbu, Commissioner of Police, Enugu Police Command

The statement read:

“Enugu State Police Command is in receipt of several publications alleging the abduction of an Abuja-based online news publisher, one Madu Onuorah “m”.

” The Command wishes to state that contrary to the allegations, he was duly arrested in Abuja with the assistance of police operatives from Ebonyi State Command and the aid of intelligence, after efforts made to formally invite him failed.

“Furthermore, his arrest was following the receipt of a written petition to the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, against him over an alleged defamatory publication he made against a US-based Reverend Sister.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, psc (+)*, has ordered the office handling the case to professionally investigate and ensure that justice prevails. He calls on the press family, particularly the leadership and members of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), and associates of the suspect, to exercise patience, assuring that the needful will be done in the case”, Ndukwe said.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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