Steve Uzoechi, the Imo state (southeastern Nigeria) correspondent for the privately-owned "National Daily" newspaper, is concerned over a possible threat to his life relating to a news story he investigated and wrote. The story in question concerned an investigation into the roles of two government consultants, Chief Zeek Martins Nnadozie, of Zeekford Consultancy Services, and Chief Dan Okehie, of Brick-Red Financial Consultancy Limited, in an alleged NGN6 billion (approx. US$40 million) buyback scandal in the settlement of debts involving former Imo local government officials from 1999 to 2002 and 2004 to 2007.

Report Details

Report Type: Threat
Location: Imo
Victim: Steve Uzoechi
Affiliation: Journalist goes into hiding, fears for his life
Assailant: Chief Nnadozie