SSS detains Nigerian journalist for second day without trial

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For the second day running, authorities of the Department of State Services (DSS) have detained Tony Ezimakor, INDEPENDENT Newspapers’ Abuja Bureau Chief.

He was invited and detained on Wednesday, February 28, at the DSS headquarters in Abuja at about 10.30 a.m. and has been kept under detention since then.

Upon honouring the invitation on Wednesday, he was shunted from one office to the other and was asked to wait for a particular officer who was said to have been away from his office.

INDEPENDENT management had made frantic efforts through its lawyer, Douglas Ekhator, since Wednesday to see the detained Ezimakor but with little result.

As at today, the INDEPENDENT management had received no news about Mr. Ezimakor, though the lawyer, Mr. Ekhator, returned to the DSS office on Thursday morning. One thing is certain, Mr. Ezimakor was not given his medication though the lawyer took it to him late Wednesday.

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