The police in Abuja, on Friday, February 26, have arrested a famous anti-Buhari social media critics, moments after invading his residence to inflict a trauma upon his family.
Somtochukwu Onuchukwu was at home in Abuja’s Kubwa neighbourhood when a team of police officers broke into his house on Friday morning.
He was then taken away by the officers at about 11:30 a.m. following an initial standoff of about 25 minutes. He is now being held at the police area command in Kubwa.
His wife, Ada, confirmed the arrest, saying the police claimed that what her husband did was against the law but the police never say what her husband did.
According to The Gazette, police spokesman in Abuja haven’t return a message seeking to know the reason for the arrest of Mr. Onuchukwu, an ICT consultant based in Abuja.
They could not immediately confirm the reason for Mr. Onuchukwu’s arrest, but it might not be unconnected with his strong anti-Buhari views on social media.
The commentator is also a known supporter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, which has yet to issue a statement about the development.
Demands have intensified earnestly on social media for Mr. Onuchukwu’s arrest, which many see as yet another instance of a widening culture of impunity among-st security agencies under President Muhammadu Buhari, who has a history of clamping down on critical voices.