Imo: DSS releases journalist accused of insulting Uzodinma 

THE Department of State Services (DSS) has freed Casmir Chinonye Uzomah, a staff of the Orient FM/Television Station in Imo state.






     

     

    His brother, Chidi Uzomah, who confirmed the development to The ICIR, said Casmir was released on Friday.

    The DSS arrested Casmir on August 4 for playing a song deemed “offensive” to the governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, although the state government later said it was not responsible for his arrest. 

    Read the report here Two months after, family yet to see Imo Broadcasting Corporation staff arrested for airing song “offensive” to Governor.

    Read the government reaction here Imo government reacts after ICIR report on detention of IBC staff.

     

    Nurudeen Akewushola is an investigative reporter and fact-checker with The ICIR. He believes courageous in-depth investigative reporting is the key to social justice, accountability and good governance in society. You can reach him via [email protected] and @NurudeenAkewus1 on Twitter.

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