Premium Times newspaper is reporting that one of its editors, Ibanga Isine, was arrested by the Department of State Services on Tuesday while carrying out his duties at the federal high Court in Abuja.
Isine is a regional editor of the paper and was at the court to report on the case involving the alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing, Charles Okah, who is facing charges of terrorism. Okah attempted suicide at the court premises yesterday.
According to Premium Times,
hortly after, the SSS arrested Mr. Isine, and seized his phones and other electronic devices, ensuring he was not in touch with his office or colleagues throughout Tuesday.
The agents did not provide any reason for detaining him. A spokesperson for the service could not be immediately reached.
Mr. Isine was held at the SSS headquarters for several hours before being transferred to the service’s office at Asokoro in Abuja.
He only managed to make contact with the office late Tuesday night, and was subsequently released