Premium Times editor under threat over report on arrested female journalist

FOLLOWING today’s release of Mary Ekere, a female journalist detained for two nights in Akwa Ibom, Cletus Ukpong, Regional Editor, South-South for the Premium Times, who broke the story of the reporter’s arrest, has been threatened with the same kind of treatment.

The threat was made  by Cristo Ekpoh, a strong loyalist of Udom Emmanuel Gabriel, the Akwa Ibom State Governor.

Ukpong had earlier written on the illegal arrest and detention of Ekere and shared the report on his timeline. But Ekpoh went on Premium Times Facebook timeline condemning the report. He tagged Ukpong in his reaction with claims that it was misleading.

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Created: 19/09/2019

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