JUST IN: Police re-arrest Nnamdi Chude as Emeka Offor files defamation suit in Abuja (gazettengr.com)

JUST IN: Police re-arrest Nnamdi Chude as Emeka Offor files defamation suit in Abuja

He was told that Mr Offor had decided to sue for defamation and he would be kept in custody for trial.

Two lawyers for Mr Chude were not immediately available for comment Wednesday afternoon.

While The Gazette confirmed that Mr Chude was being held at a facility used by the Interpol in Nigeria, the body denied involvement in the arrest.

He is not in our custody, this matter could be with the cybercrime unit but not our department at Interpol, said Garba Umar, an assistant inspectorgeneral of police, on Wednesday afternoon. We have nothing to do with the case.

Todays detention came weeks exactly one month after Mr Chude was arrested in Anambra and transported to Abuja by officers attached to the police cybercrime unit.

The police later said the matter was linked to a tweet by Mr Chude that allegedly cast Mr Offor in an odious light.

The tweet said Mr Offor was plotting with Bola Tinubu to compel Peter Obi to accept the disputed presidential election of February 25.

The police in Abuja on Wednesday arrested a vocal promoter of the Labour Party as part of a defamation suit that has simmered since late February, Peoples Gazette was told.


Nnamdi Chude, known across the microblogging website Twitter for his staunch proLabour advocacy, was taken into custody after honouring a police invitation in an alleged defamation claim brought by controversial businessman Emeka Offor.

Mr Chude, The Gazette learnt from sources familiar with the development, was detained around 1200 p.m.

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