Police Clarify: Abuja-Based Publisher Arrested for Defamation, Not Abduction

Enugu CP orders a professional investigation of the case and solicits patience from NUJ and others

The Enugu State Police Command has clarified the allegations of abduction, noting that, Mr Madu Onuorah he was duly arrested in Abuja with the assistance of police operatives from Ebonyi State Command and the aid of intelligence, after efforts made to formally invite him failed.

In a statement signed by Enugu State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, revealed that, the publisher was arrested following the receipt of a written petition to the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, against him over an alleged defamatory publication he made against a US-based Reverend Sister.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, has ordered the office handling the case to professionally investigate and ensure that justice prevails. 

He calls 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, assuring that the needful will be done in the case.

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