DSS frees activist Chido Onumah

By AdvocateNews on 30/09/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,084

Chido Onumah
Chido Onumah

The Department of State Services has released Chido Onumah, the journalist, political activist who was arrested at the Abuja airport on Sunday.

Onumah told P.M. NEWS that he was released about 10pm at the headquarters of the secret organisation.

He said he was interrogated over his book ‘We are all Biafrans’, which he launched three years ago and especially why he wears a T-shirt emblazoned with the title of the book.

He also said he was accused of being part of a plot to cause disaffection in the country.

The interrogation began at the airport, before he was taken to the DSS headquarters.

The activist thanked Nigerians for their concern.

Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, Programme manager of Onumah’s African centre for Media and Information Literacy(AFRICMIL) had alerted the world about Onumah’s arrest at about 5pm today.

In a statement, he expressed alarm at the arrest, saying that waylaying law-abiding citizens should not be the preoccupation of an entire security outfit.

“The African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) is alarmed over the arrest of its Coordinator, Chido Onumah, this evening, by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS).”

“Onumah was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his return from a trip abroad.

“AFRICMIL condemns in strong terms the unjustifiable arrest of Onumah and demands his immediate and unconditional release.

“Waylaying law-abiding citizens should not be turned into the preoccupation of an entire security outfit.

“The arrest of Onumah, coming at the heels of harassment of other critical voices, smacks of grotesque days of the Nigerian history that Onumah and his comrades fought steely against,” he said.

Abdulaziz also broke news of Onumah’s release via Twitter: Dr @conumah has been released by Nigeria’s State Security Service after he was arrested at Abuja Airport today at 5pm, upon his return from Spain”.

Posted 30/09/2019 07:12:34 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Senate proposes 15-year jail term for ransom payment...

Grant Igbos Biafra to stop security crisis –...

Boko Haram: Kidnapped COCIN Church Pastor regains freedom...

I haven’t acquired any Private Jet yet —Paul...

Presidency ordered EFCC to detain Fayose indefinitely –...

Enugu police rescue Mikel Obi’s father from abductors...

Zamfara secures release of 18 abducted students

Northern groups attack Kukah

2023: Vatsa slams Northern Elders, says North taking...

Wike rescues Joi Nunieh after police besieged her...

Niger Govt raises special squad to battle bandits...

Gunmen attack Black Maria in Court premises, free...


Latest News Gunmen attack Ebonyi Lawmaker, fire shots at his convoy 24-year old prospective corps member dies in crash on way to camp Ballon d’Or 2021: Messi wins record-extending seventh award Enugu Community deserted as uknown gunmen kill Vigilante Commander Popular Enugu socialite Abana found dead in his car South-East traders reject new increment in Customs import duty Kalu visits Nnamdi Kanu in custody Bandits ask Zamfara Christians to shut down Churches or risk attacks Omicron variant: Travel bans loom as Canada detects Nigeria-linked cases Police rescue soldier, 15 others abducted by insurgents Plateau Assembly member dies after leg operation EFCC raid ex Ogun Governor’s hotel, guests stripped naked


Most Read Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (222,615 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (222,613 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (222,612 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (222,610 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (222,610 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (222,609 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (222,609 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (222,606 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (216,252 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (215,992 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (168,225 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (166,496 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.