The traditional ruler of Umueri Community, Anambra East Council Area, Igwe Ben Emeka has called on journalists to, as the mouth pieces of the society, call attention to the abuse of the fundamental human rights of the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Igwe Emeka made this call at his palace when he received the executive members of the Nigerian Union Of Journalists, Anambra State Council.
The delegation was led by the Chairman of the Council, Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu.Igwe Emeka asked the members of the association to use their various media organs to raise concerns against what he described as the “victimization and humiliation” of the former Governor. Igwe Emeka stated that Governor Obiano performed excellently well while in office and does not deserve such illtreatment.
The royal father regretted that the EFCC should have sent an invitation to Chief Obiano than choosing to embarrass him the way they are doing.
Earlier in his speech, the State Chairman Of NUJ, Dr Odogwu condemned the continuous detention of the former governor by the EFCC, saying that it was wrong under the constitution to detain anyone beyond 48 hours without charging such person to Court.
In her remarks, the State Vice Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Ngozi Obileri extolled Igwe Emeka for being gender sensitive in the appointment of his cabinet.
Also lending his voice, the President General Of Umueri, Mr Johnny Metchie thanked the NUJ for their visit, noting that Umueri is a community known for peace and hospitality, asking the media to endeavor to be factual, objective and truthful while carrying out their reportage.
- Credit: Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS)