By: Our reporter, Delta state
Officers from the Delta State Police Headquarters, Asaba at about 9:20am on Saturday 17th March, 2012 invaded the family house of publishers of a local newspaper, Zion Nationale Newspapers in Okpanam to fish out one Jude and Chris Obiemenyego whom they alleged to be publishers of Zion Nationale Newspapers.
The officers who were three in number on arrival demanded for the identities of Chris and Jude Obiemenyego, but based on the ground that they could not identify Jude or Chris, they immediately arrested one Mr. Henry Obiemenyego (publisher’s brother) whom the police officers alleged to be the Publisher of Zion.
Sources confirmed that the officers who arrested Henry Obiemenyego came in a Mercedes 190E Saloon car and bundled him to unknown destination. The officers claimed to be from the legal department of the command.
Investigations revealed that for over one week, the officers have been coming to the family house, telling the people they met that they were friends of Chris and Jude, even one of them claimed to be David by name.
However, when contacted, the O/C Legal said he was not aware but will find out, while the PPRO’s telephone number was not going as at the time of filing this report.
It could be recalled that on the 20th February, 2012, Jude Obiemenyego was arrested by men of the Delta State Police Command while on investigation of a story, which was published in another newspaper, Rural Front Newspaper Vol. 1 No. 1, March 2012, Urhobo Times Newspaper, March 8, 2012, PM News March 7, 2012, Fresh Angle online March 8, 2012, Zion March 2012 Vol. 3 No. 13, National Point Newspaper, March 20, 2012 and several other newspapers and online news outfits.
Meanwhile, concerned Deltans have condemned the arrest and illegal detention of an innocent citizen, Mr. Henry Obiemenyego by the Delta State Police Command.