…4 days after DSS released Daily Independent’s Ezimakor
By Emman Ovuakporie
ABUJA—THE Daily Trust correspondent covering the House of Representatives Mr. Musa Abdullahi Krishi was Tuesday whisked away by men of the Police Force.
His arrest came barely four days after Matthew Ezimakor of Daily Independent newspaper was released by the Department of State Security, DSS.
The police had invited Abdullahi Krishi from the press centre to the Presidential Gate police post where he was asked to follow one Superintendent Bello Oro from Area 10 Office of the Police command.
National Assembly Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, Dele Olaoye, had sent for the journalist, requesting his attention in his office.
On getting there, Olaoye said men from the Force Criminal Investigation Department FCID, had brought a complaint against the journalists.
Leader of the team, SP Oroh disclosed that the complaint against the journalists came from Zone A headquarters in Kano, informing that they would first begin their investigation from the Force CID at Garki Area 10, Abuja and the Force HQ, and if necessary, take him to Kano.
When journalists besieged the office of the DPO, Mr. Zulu Gambari confirmed the presence of the detectives from Zone A.
Gambari said when the men came, he took them to the office of the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani Omolori who was briefed of the journalist’s offence.
However, unconfirmed report, last night claimed Krishi had been released and that the management of Daily Trust demanded for an “unreserved apology” from the police over the incident.
The management was said to have described the incident as “not just an act of intimidation on Daily Trust journalists and newspaper, but an unwarranted assault on journalism and the media profession.”