A journalist with XL106.9fm in Uyo, the capital of Akwa-Ibom State has finally regained his freedom one month after he was detained for allegedly insulting a state Commissioner.
Kufre Carter was detained by the Department of State Security (DSS) for allegedly defaming Dominic Ukpong, the state Commissioner for Health.
According to a report by theCable, Kufre was released on Wednesday by the DSS despite a court order granting him bail much earlier.
Inibehe Effiong counsel to the journalist said the director general of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi directed the agency to release the journalist as directed by the court.
On Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 at about 9:30 a.m., our client, Kufre Carter, a sport’s journalist with XL 106.9 FM in Uyo regained freedom after spending one month in the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) at the instance and on the instigation of the Akwa Ibom State Government,” the counsel said in a statement.
This came after the Director-General of the SSS, Alhaji Yusuf Bichi, ordered the SSS Command in Akwa Ibom State to comply with the valid and subsisting Order of the Court and release our client.”
He described as false the news that his client apologised to Governor Udom Emmanuel.
Kufre is expected to return to court on June 1 to face the charges against him.