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Why We Arrested Activist Chido Onumah - DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the Coordinator of the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) Chido Onumah.

Naija News had reported that Chido Onumah who is a journalist was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport as he returned from Barcelona, Spain, where he bagged a doctorate in communication studies.

the Journalist arrived via a Lufthansa airline and was waiting for his luggage at about 5:00 p.m. when SSS officials accosted him.

Onumah left Nigeria about three weeks ago to attend a whistleblower conference in Scotland before proceeding to Spain, where he defended his doctoral thesis.

Onumah was released on Sunday night just a few hours after he was arrested in Lagos, an associate Mart Obono told TheCable.

His arrest had drawn controversy among Nigerians with many calling for his release.

“Waylaying law-abiding citizens should not be turned into the preoccupation of an entire security outfit,” AFRICMIL had also demanded

“The arrest of Mr Onumah, coming at the heels of harassment of other critical voices, smacks of grotesque days of the Nigerian history that Mr Onumah and his comrades fought steely against.”



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.

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