Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Principal Orders Arrest of Journalists in Akwa Ibom

Uyo — Principal of the Federal Science and Technical College, Aka Offot in Uyo Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Theresa Nweke, yesterday ordered the arrest of three journalists.

The journalists, Aniofiok Macauley of Daily Independent, Aniofiok Udonquak of Business Day and Patrick Odey of Daily Trust, had gone seek response to alleged rot in the institution when the principal called the police on them. Leader of the team, one Mr. Emmanuel, who claimed to be the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) in charge of C' Division, ordered that the journalists be taken to the police station for questioning.

Our correspondent reports that when the journalists sought to know their offence, the police officer got angry and ordered that they should be taken to the police station. It was gathered that when the team leader noticed that the journalists were attempting to get in touch with the state's Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Etim Dickson and chairman of NUJ, Mr Joe Effiong, over the development, he ordered them out, saying he received instructions from his boss to allow them go.

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