Six Newspaper Vendors arrested in Imo


A total of six newspaper vendors/distributors have been arrested in Imo state.

The latest arrest by security operatives happened in the wee hours of Monday at Rotobi streets in Owerri.

It was gathered that their arrests were allegedly linked to the selling of newsletters, pamphlets containing some pro-Biafra groups information.

Newspaper Vendors
Newspaper Vendors

However, tension has risen among the newspaper vendors who sensed that their colleagues were arrested for selling pro-Biafra newsletters which have resulted in almost all of the (Vendors) stop selling pro-Biafra newsletters in Owerri, for over a week running.

The names of those arrested were given as, Mr Nelson, Micheal, Ndubuisi, Shege, Sacatan. While the sales representative of New telegraph, Chuks Ugwuibe, had since been arrested.

Ugwuibe was arrested about six days ago by security operatives, and has been in detention since then. He was arrested at Orlu local government area of Imo state.

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