At last, Police open up on arrest of popular Abuja-based Journalist 

Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police, has clarified the alleged abduction of an Abuja-based online publisher, Madu Onuora.

The Command in a statement by its public relations officer, Daniel Ndukwe, stated that Onuora, contrary to publications in the media that he was abducted, was rather arrested by the police.

Ndukwe disclosed that Onuora was arrested for alleged defamation of a Reverend Sister based in US.

He also disclosed that the suspect was arrested in Abuja with the assistance of the Ebonyi State Police Command.

“The 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,” Ndukwe pointed out in the statement.

The police spokesman, also further disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, has ordered the office handling the case to professionally investigate and ensure that justice prevailed. 

Uzuegbu, according to Ndukwe, has called 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 would be done on the matter.