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Tony Ezimakor, INDEPENDENT’s Abuja Bureau Chief, Detained By DSS

Tony Ezimakor, INDEPENDENT’s Abuja Bureau Chief

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Tony Ezimakor, INDEPENDENT Newspapers’ Abuja Bureau Chief. Ezimakor had walked into DSS headquarters in Abuja about 10.30a.m on Wednesday to honour an invitation from the security agency, but since then nothing had been heard from him.

All the management of INDEPENDENT newspapers could confirm was that as at 10p.m on Wednesday, Ezimakor had not been questioned about anything at all. He was shunted from one office to the other, and was asked to wait for a particular officer who had been away from his office.

As at report time, he has not been allowed access by his lawyers.

Douglas Ekhator, Independent Newspapers’ lawyer, sent to assist Ezimakor was not allowed to see him even as late as 10p.m. on Wednessday. Ezimakor, who is said to be taking drugs to control his high blood pressure, did not have access to his prescribed medication.

According to the INDEPENDENT, the DSS has not explained the reason for his detention.

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