DSS Frees Tony Ezimakor,Daily Independent Abuja Bureau Chief

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The Department of State Service,DSS has released the Abuja Bureau Chief of Daily Independent , Tony Ezimakor after  7days in custody,  over a Publication .

According to Jide Oyekunle, Ezimakor was released to his lawyer, Barr.Douglas Ekhator at about 10:30pm.

The service had Wednesday last  week invited the journalist, an invitation he  voluntarily honoured.  Accompanied by Photojournalist , Jide Oyekunle, the two journalists were held up  till 3: 00pm when Oyekunle was allowed to go. And so began Ezimakor’s ordeal.

He was left incommunicado as he was denied access to food , his wife and lawyer till 10 :00pm .

Ezimakor had written a story on February 22nd 2018 on the release of the abducted chibok girls and the roles played  by the Swiss negotiator as well as the Nigeria collaborator.

The service is miffed at the story and wondered how the journalist had access to such classified information which they claimed that it embarrassed the Swiss Government.

Tony Ezimakor flanked by his lawyer, Barr. Douglas Ekhator ,after his release from DSS custody on Tuesday night

Public outrage have trailed his arrest and detention with many human rights organisations and individuals coming out to condemn the action saying it is an afront on press freedom.

Interestingly, Ezimakor was released unconditionally  .

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