Real reason we arrested Abuja-based journalist Madu Onuorah – Police

According to the Enugu State Police Command, Mr Madu Onuorah, an Abuja-based web publisher, was detained for allegedly publishing defamatory information against a Reverend Sister in the United States.

DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the Command’s Spokesman, delivered the statement on Thursday in Enugu.

Ndukwe said: “The Enugu State Police Command is in receipt of several publications alleging the abduction of an Abuja-based online news publisher, one Madu Onuorah.

“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 Police Command and the aid of intelligence, after efforts made to formally invite him failed.”

He explained that Onuorah’s arrest followed the receipt of a written petition to the Commissioner of Police in Enugu state command, against him, over an alleged defamatory publication he made against a US-based Reverend Sister.

Ndukwe said that the CP, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu, had ordered the office handling the case to professionally investigate and ensure that justice prevails.

“The commissioner 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.

“He also assured that the needful will be done in the case,” he added. (NAN)

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