Anambra monarch, NUJ condemn continuous detention of ex-Governor Obiano,


Anambra monarch, NUJ condemn continuous detention of ex-Governor Obiano,

The Traditional Ruler of Umueri, Anambra East Local Government Area, Anambra State, Igwe Ben Emeka, Monday, urged the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to quickly free the immediate past governor of the State, Chief Willie Obiano.

Emeka, who wondered why a former governor would be arrested without formal  invitation and denial, noted that it amounted to humiliation and victimisation.

The monarch, who made the call while receiving the state executive of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on courtesy calls in his palace, enjoined other leaders from South East region to join hands in demanding for Obiano release. 

"Journalism is a very good profession and a tool with which people get to know what is happening in the world. We want much people to support in calling on EFCC to free Obiano. It is a humiliation and victimisation on someone who worked in Anambra. We know all the good works he did for Anambra. We are not complaining. Besides, they did not invite him. So, why are they humiliating him. Why should they also go after the governor's  wife. Is she a civil servant.

"Aside the international Airport he built, he paid civil servants very prompt until he left office. But we have other governors all over the country who don't pay workers. So many former Governors and corrupt leaders are going round the streets without any hindrances. But they go after a good man. Obiano know the conditions of workers and the facts they buy from the same markets where prices of commodities have risen," he stated. 

Earlier, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council, Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, condemned the arrest and continuous detention of former governor Obiano, and urged EFCC to release him and follow due process in trying him instead of media trial


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