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Chude Nnamdi Thanks Peter Obi, Sowore As He Regains Freedom After 6 Days In Police Custody



Social media influencer, Chude Nnamdi has regained his freedom after spending six days in police custody over alleged cyberstalking.

Chude Nnamdi Thanks Peter Obi, Sowore As He Regains Freedom After 6 Days In Police Custody

KanyiDaily recalls that on March 18, Chude was arrested by the police in Anambra state and taken to Abuja, the country’s capital, where the force confirmed that the influencer was detained for alleged cyberstalking.

Chude, a staunch supporter of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, was released on Friday, Mach 24, after spending six days in several police detention facilities.

Taking to his Twitter page, the influencer thanked all those that facilitated his release including Peter Obi and the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore.

He also thanked the former Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Sam Amadi; former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili; former Minister, Frank Nweke II; a chieftain of Labour Party, Valentine Ozigbo; and other Nigerians for their solidarity.

He also appreciated notable journalists, Rufai Oseni and David Hundeyin for their support.

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Speaking on his arrest and detention, Chude Nnamdi said he was accused of “calling out” the police and planning to stage a protest to overthrow the government.

He said, “I thank you all for your love, kindness and solidarity while I was held in detention. I am most humbled and honoured for your relentless demand for my release. 

“It is important to state clearly that the voices of young people cannot be silenced. We will continue to demand for a better deal in our country. We will contain to clamour for good governance and strong institutions.

“For the records, my experience from arrest to detention was unpalatable, unpleasant and unjust. I was hounded into the boot of waiting car with cuffs. I was accused by the security agents in Anambra of planning to stage a protest and overthrow the government.

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“I was accused of calling out the police. Apparently, they didn’t understand that I was just adding my voice like every other young person out there who are desirous of a better society.

“On getting to Awkuzu Sars from my point of arrest, I was manhandled, ruffled and treated like a common criminal. Shout out to the OC Awkuzu Sars who cautioned them to stop the act. He’s a fine officer.

“The Cybercrime unit of Interpol were just too good. They represent the finest versions of the Nigerian Police. I hope other units of the Nigerian Police can emulate them. They also parade the smartest and most brilliant sets of the Nigerian police.

“Going forward, it is important to state that the Nigerian Police needs to be insulated from political interference. As critical enablers of societal progress and development, the institution is in need of Independence from the machinations of political actors.”

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KanyiDaily recalls that Peter Obi had called for the “compassionate” release of Chude Franklin Nnamdi who was arrested and detained because “he tweeted against the people in government.”

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