Akwa Ibom govt throws journalist in jail for taking photos

A female journalist in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria, has been thrown into jail for taking photos of task force officials who raided a city spot.

The spot is said to be notorious for illegal street-trading.

The journalist, Mary Ekere, has so far spent two nights in the prison as the journalists’ union in the state battles to secure her freedom.

Ms Ekere covers the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly for The Post, a local newspaper in the state.

She was walking past a popular recreational spot called Ibom Plaza, in Uyo, the state capital, when she saw officials of Akwa Ibom government task force raiding the spot.

She decided to take some snapshots of their operations, Gideon Ekere, the editor-in-chief of The Post, told PREMIUM TIMES.

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Created: 18/09/2019

Author: Akpede Benedicta
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