DSS Charged With Arresting Orient FM Journalist Casmir Chinonye For Broadcasting Track ‘Insulting’ Uzodimma
Relations have referred to as for the discharge of Casmir Chinonye Uzomah, a workers member of Orient FM/Tv Station, following his alleged detention by the Division of State Providers (DSS).
In line with the Worldwide Heart for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Oyinyechi Uzomah, Casmir’s spouse, mentioned her husband was arrested on August 4 for taking part in a tune that “abused” Imo Governor Hope Uzodinma.
Oyinyechi added that the journalist has not been launched since then.
“It’s best to launch my husband, please. I’m not working and my kids have to go to highschool,” she mentioned.
“My husband, Casmir, was arrested on August 4 by the DSS in Imo. They mentioned that he performed a tune that abused the governor. I have not seen him since.
“My sister-in-law referred to as me that day and informed me that that they had arrested my husband.
“She mentioned that I ought to care for the kids. Her telephone hasn’t labored since then.”
Chidi Uzomah, Casmir’s brother, mentioned the journalist was “invited by DSS” as a consequence of an “inquiry made to him by Imo State Info Commissioner Declan Emelumba.”
“Casmir continues to be within the DSS facility. He was invited by DSS on August 4, 2022 after he was queried by Imo State Info Commissioner Declan Emelumba,” he mentioned.
“The reason being that he broadcast Bongo music that was important of the state authorities.
“Since then, he has been detained by the DSS and all efforts to launch him haven’t labored.”
Nonetheless, Emelumba was quoted as saying that he was not answerable for the journalist’s detention.
“They informed me he put a tune on IBC that was very offensive, calling the governor a assassin,” the commissioner mentioned.
“This man really performed a tune that claims the governor is a assassin and blood flows on his hand.
“Even NBC consulted IBC for taking part in such a tune.
“I’m not answerable for his arrest in any means; I used to be informed that he introduced the tune from outdoors and put it on the radio station. What’s his motive for doing that?