6 MONTH OLD BABY, 65 YEAR OLD WOMAN ARRESTED IN PLACE OF JOURNALIST

Posted: December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

6 MONTH OLD BABY, 65 YEAR OLD WOMAN ARRESTED IN PLACE OF JOURNALIST

The Benue state police command yesterday detained wife, a six month old baby and a sixty five year old woman in place of fleeing journalist, Mr. Henry Ibya of The Premier news paper over a cover Story “Suswam’s wife Dupes Benue Women.”

Investigations reveal that family of the said journalist was picked by the police at their residence at about 7 PM on Wednesday near St. Joseph Catholic Church Makurdi the Benue state capital.

atiterkula, gathered that when the police came to the house, Mr. Ibya was not around so they decided to arrest his family in his place. Our correspondent also gathered that some of the police men who came to arrest them said the order was from the top and vehemently refused to listen to pleas by neighbours who promised to bring her the following day.

Meanwhile, before the unlucky incident, Ibya was alleged to have received several calls from unknown persons, who expressed their displeasure over the story and threaten to seriously deal with him if they finally got hold of him.

When journalists visited the Benue State Police State Criminal Investigation Unit, the Deputy Police commissioner, Mr. Anthony Ijokwu denied detaining Mr. Ibya’s family over the issue alledging the command had merely invited them for questioning which he said was necessary for their investigation.

He, however, said the detained family members of the journalist were released the morning of yesterday. He pleaded with journalists in the state to prevail on the Correspondent to see them so would conclude their investigation.

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