According to a group known as the Peoples Alternative Fronts (PAF), Carter was arrested over the allegation that he defamed Dominic Ukpong, commissioner for health in the state. In a statement on Wednesday, Eze Aloysius, PAF secretary, said the alleged blackmail had to do with a phone conversation which Ukpong had with a certain doctor. He suggested that the reporter may have been critical of the state’s response to COVID-19 – forming an opinion on the basis of the phone conversation.


Report Details

Report Type: Arrest
Location: Akwa Ibom
Victim: Kufre Carter
Affiliation: TheCable
Assailant: DSS