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Abia State Police Command Arrest Guest during live TV Programme

Abia State Police Command Arrest Guest during live TV Programme

Abia State Police Command Arrest Guest during live TV Programme

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Men of the Abia State Police Command were said to have invaded the ABN TV in Umuahia on Tuesday and forcibly arrested a guest, Mr. Udensi Donald, during a live programme “Youth Rendezvous.” anchored by Grace Onyekachi.

The Director, of ABN TV/Radio, Ifeanyi Okali, made this known in a statement posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

Okali described the invasion as a provocation against press freedom and human rights.
He said, “We are worried by the invasion of our broadcast station in Umuahia by officers of the Nigerian Police, Umuahia Area Command in Abia State.

“At about 2:40 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2023, the policemen invaded our station during a live programme to arrest our guest, one Mr. Udensi Donald during a programme, Youth Rendezvous.

“The police claimed a senior brother of the guest, one Mr Uche Onwuka Udensi had written a petition against him over a family matter.

“Despite repeated pleas by our staff to the officers to allow the programme to come to an end before the guest could be arrested, they insisted on whisking him away while the live programme was on.

“We find this very provocative and indeed an act of overzealousness by the officers who obviously acted in clear contravention of the rule of engagement.

“It clearly also negates the enhanced police-civil relations which the Commissioner of Police, CP Kene Onwuemeile, has consistently campaigned for.”

Okali claimed that during the invasion, some items belonging to the station were damaged.

He demanded an apology from the state police command.

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