Transparency and Integrity

2/26/2021

BREAKING : Police Invade Residence Of Top Buhari's Critic, Arrest Him



Residence Of Top Buhari's Critic Somto Onuchukwu, Has Been Invaded By The Police.

..... Police Arrest Somto Onuchukwu, Buhari’s Critic. 


The pro-PDP social media commentator was taken away from his residence on Friday morning. 


The police in Abuja have arrested a famous anti-Buhari social media commentator, moments after invading his residence to traumatise his family.


Somtochukwu Onuchukwu was at home in Abuja’s Kubwa neighbourhood when a team of police officers broke in on Friday morning, the Gazette learnt from his friends. He was then taken away by the officers at about 11:30 a.m. following an initial standoff of about 25 minutes. He is now being held at the police area command in Kubwa, associates said.


His wife, Ada, confirmed the arrest, saying the police claimed something her husband did was against the law but without elaborating.

The police spokesperson according to reports has not returned a message seeking comments from him over the arrest of Somto. 


According to a report from The Gazette immediate confirmation of the reason for Mr. Onuchukwu’s arrest was not possible as at the time of the report, but it might not be unconnected with his strong anti-Buhari views on social media. The commentator is also a known supporter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, which has yet to issue a statement about the development.


Demands have intensified earnestly on social media for Mr. Onuchukwu’s arrest, which many see as yet another instance of a widening culture of impunity amongst security agencies under President Muhammadu Buhari, who has a history of clamping down on critical voices.






Source : The Gazette 

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