Akitu condemns arrest, detention of journalist Daniel Ojukwu

Former Vice President, Alhaji Akitu Abubakar, has condemned the arrest and detention of Daniel Ojukwu of Foundation for Investigative Journalism, FIJ.

Atiku in a post on his X on Sunday, said: “Two days ago, on the occasion of the WorldPressFreedomDay, a minister of this administration boasted that no journalist had been incarcerated by this administration.

“That was before the detention of Daniel Ojukwu of Foundation for Investigative Journalism.

“The arrest of Ojukwu may not be unconnected with the groundbreaking investigative works of the independent Foundation for Investigative Journalism, FIJ, that has exposed alleged high profile smuggler with links to top officials of this administration.

“I wish to also remind of the arrest and detention of Segun Olatunji of FirstNews Newspaper and Chinonso Uba aka Nonso Ukwa of Oziza FM Radio.

“It is not only irresponsible to arrest journalists for exposing the ills that abound in this government, it is also a breach of their constitutionally guaranteed #FreePress.

“That the arrest of Ojukwu came barely 48 hours after the observance of the World Press Freedom Day, speaks volumes of the character of the Tinubu administration to freedom of the press.

“The least that is expected of the relevant authorities is to #FreeOjukwu,” he added.

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