DSS Arrests IgbereTv Blogger For Allegedly Criticizing Buhari, Site Shutdown

The Director of the fast rising news blog, Igbere Tv, Emeh James Anyalekwa has reportedly being arrested by suspected agents of the Department of State Service over allegations of anti-Buhari publications.
Seven men in two Hilux Jeeps early this morning at about 6.00am stormed the Uyo residence of the blogger and whisked him away in the presence of his wife and little daughter without disclosing the reason for his arrest and their destination.

The men took away his Laptops, his phones, his wife’s phones and every digital device in sight after ransacking their apartment.

Though the DSS has not confirmed his arrest, a source in DSS office Uyo said that the Presidency is not happy with Anyalekwa over IGBERE TV’s persistent pro Biafra publications. He was also wanted for questioning over what he called “some sensitive anti Buhari publications” recently.

The source also revealed that Anyalekwa was first taken to an unknown location in Uyo before immediately being transferred to Abuja.

Anyalekwa’s fast rising blog, (IGBERETVNEWS.COM), launched about a year ago has been attacked and shutdown severally by people suspected to be agents of the federal government over his persistent pro Biafra reports.

Just last Friday, The blog was shutdown by his host without any reason. On Tuesday 11th October, the site was restored after he changed his host, but surprisingly, it was shutdown again by the new host the following day (less than 48 hours later) without any concrete reason. The site is still down as at the time of this report as his engineers are reportedly battling round the clock to restore the site back online.

I hereby call on Buhari and his DSS people to immediately release Anyalekwa. The last time I checked, we‘re still in a democracy. If they have anything against the Blogger, the right thing to do is to charge him to court. Buhari should stop all these human rights violations before it’s too late.

Blessing Okoro
Society for Human Rights Defenders

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