Social Media Activists in Anambra Disown Arrested Blogger

Nov 26, 2018

The arrested blogger, Victor Chigozie Eneh, in hand cuffs in a house suspected to be that of Hon Chinedu Obidigwe who ordered his arrest. Media bloggers have however said the house did not belong to Obidigwe.

… Accuse Him of Blackmail

By Ikeugonna Eleke

Social media activists in Anambra State under the aegis of Anambra State Social Media Crusaders, have disowned one of their own, Mr Victor Eneh, who was recently arrested by police officers for blackmail.

Eneh was arrested in Enugu State, Novembe15, by police men from the Anambra State Police Command, following complaints by a politician, Chief Chinedu Obidigwe.

Obidigwe, a House of Representatives aspirant for Anambra East and West Federal Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), had accused Eneh of constant assassination of his character.

Eneh's arrest however had sparked off condemnation for Obidigwe, his party and the Anambra State government, especially on the social media where the arrest had been termed illegal.

Fides earlier gathered that four police men who arrested Eneh in his residence in Enugu State had rather than take him to the police station, driven him to Obidigwe's house at about 2am, where he was beaten by the politician before taken away for detention.

But Mr Sheriff Emeka Zadok, national president of Anambra State Social Media Crusaders who briefed journalists in Awka on Monday, said Eneh who was a member of the association was known for his smear campaign on people's character.

The group disowned Eneh, saying that it was inclined to do so because it had warned the arrested and released blogger to refrain from using the social media negatively.

They dismissed a picture of the blogger in cuffs, which was said to have been taken in the sitting room of the politician, saying that the interior was not the make-up of the politician's home, alleging that Eneh must have made up the picture to deceive the unsuspecting public and attract sympathy.

'We shall always protect our members whose activities do not infringe on the right of other individuals. In the case of Eneh, we have investigated him and found that his arrest was lawful.

'He evaded arrest and ran to Enugu State and was tracked to his hideout and arrested.

He defied the laid down rules of this body and resorted to blackmail and character assassination, hence his arrest,' the group stated.



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