BREAKING: DSS Releases Detained Akwa Ibom Journalist After Public Outcry

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The Department of State Services has finally released Kufre Carter, a journalist with XL 106.9 FM Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, after public outcry condemning the action of the security agency. Carter was arrested by the DSS on April 27, 2020 over a private phone conversation with an anonymous medical doctor, which the Akwa Ibom State Government alleged castigated the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, over his poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was arraigned on a three-count charge bothering on alleged defamation, which carries a maximum punishment of three years imprisonment in the event of conviction.…
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