A social media influencer, Hon Eneh Victor Chigozie, was arrested by the police for allegedly defaming a prominent politician in Anambra state.
On Wednesday night, the news of Eneh’s arrest and detention went viral, thereby sparking concerns among internet users who called for his unconditional release.
It was reported that one Chief Chinedu Obidigwe, a former political adviser to governor Willie Obiano and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) flag bearer for Anambra East and West Federal constituency – was allegedly behind the arrest of Eneh for always criticising him and his political ambition ahead of the 2019 election.
The young man was whisked away in Enugu by men of State CID Awka.
According to media reports, Eneh was arrested in Enugu on Wednesday around 1 a.m and was allegedly driven straight to Aguleri in Anambra to Chinedu Obidigwe’s house in a Toyota Sienna and three hilux vans where he was handcuffed and humiliated as can be seen in the pictures.
Report by Chief. Bonaventure Mokwe had it that Chinedu Obidigwe came out and said to him that he himself is the headmaster and started flogging beating him (Eneh) mercilessly along with others.
He was subsequently taken to the state C.I.D. after that and allegedly tortured again.
It was gathered that Chief Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah and Chief Bonaventure Mokwe, swung into action and aided the young man’s release after the illegal arrest.