We didn’t arrest Journalist in Abuja, he was invited over petition – FCT Police

The FCT command of Nigeria Police Force has debunked report about the arrest of a Journalist Wednesday.
SP Josephine Adeh, Anipr, Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command said in a statement Wednesday evening that the Journalist, Daniel Tyokua has not been arrested or detained but was invited over a petition against him.

The police said, “Contrary to the news making the rounds over the alleged arrest and detention of one Daniel Tyokua, a reporter for Authority Newspaper, earlier today, being June 26, 2024, by FCT police operatives, the command wishes to state clearly that Mr. Daniel has not been arrested or detained as alleged but was only invited over a petition written by his own community (Tiv) against him concerning an alleged false publication he made on the emergence of one Mr. Andrew Akuma as the new (Ter) leader of Tiv people in Abuja Municipal Area Council, which they claim could cause a crisis in the community.

“Also, the police operatives of the command didn’t request nor collect a dime from the reporter, as alleged. He was asked to go, as the other party wasn’t on the ground for the scheduled interview and interrogation by the police operatives.”

The spokesperson said further that consequent to the above, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, cautions against the peddling of false information that may damage the image of the police. He therefore calls for verification and evaluation of all received information, as misinformation could prove dangerous to the populace.

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