NUJ Vice Chairman petitions Umahi over threat to life



Comrade Benjamin Nworie who is the  Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), and Correspondent of Thisday Newspaper in Ebonyi State has petitioned Governor David Nweze Umahi, alleging threat to his life by his Ezza community stakeholder in the state.


    Ebonyi NUJ Vice Chairman, Comrade Ben Nworie.

NATIONAL PANEL Reporters gathered that Nworie was arrested by the police during the weekend with some members of his community, Ezzagu in Ishielu Council Area of Ebonyi State.

We also gathered that the men of Police took Nworie to the Police headquarters, Abakaliki and later released by 9pm of same day following a petition against him.

The Ebonyi NUJ Vice Chairman stated that the Police arrested him in Ezzagu community where he was having a meeting with his community people and forcefully taken to the Police headquarters.

In Nworie's open letter to Governor Umahi, he alleged that a former member of Ebonyi State House of Assembly and stakeholder of the community, Chief Julius Nwokpor was after his life.

However, Nwokpo according to News Telegraph said, he was not in the village and not connected with the Journalist's arrest for being a party to carry out the community's assignment.

“I’m not in the village, I have no hand in his arrest, I did not even know that Benjamin was appointed in any committee. 

"He should not use his position as official of NUJ to tarnish my person. If anybody paid him to do that he should collect the money but not to destroy my person because of his position,"  Nwokpo said.

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