38-year-old blogger and publisher of an online news medium, Abia Facts, Mr. Iroegbu Emenike, who was allegedly arrested by the State Security Service (SSS) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at about 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept 6, 2016, has been released.
Lawyer/Human Rights Activist Inibehe Effiong stated that according to the wife of the blogger, Mrs. Ekaette Iroegbu, Emenike was arrested by three (3) SSS operatives who invaded their Uyo residence in a black jeep. The operatives took away the two phones of Mrs. Emenike; the bloggers’ phones and laptop, etc. After ransacking their apartment, they whisked the blogger away without disclosing the reason for his arrest and their destination. (Read more here)
He has now been released. Inibehe Effiong confirmed this development, stating that Emenike was released this afternoon from SSS custody.