Chairman of the Warri chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Okies Vicky has confirmed the release of four journalists arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in Delta State.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Mr. Vicky made the confirmation, saying the four journalists were released after Police detectives obtained statements from them.
The Police detectives had stormed the Press Centre of the Warri Correspondent Chapel of the NUJ to arrest the Correspondent of Daily Post Online, Mr. Matthew Omonigho.
Three other journalists the leadership of the Chapel sent to know the crime Omonigho committed were reportedly arrested and detained by the operatives.
The detained journalists are Mr Edeki Egafe of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Francis Sadhere of Business Day and Mr Christopher Odamah, a freelance journalist.
The incident happened on Tuesday. However, no reason was given for the arrest of the Daily Post reporter and the other three journalists.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the journalists were freed following the intervention of the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa and the Chairman of the State Council of NUJ, Comrade Michael Ikeagwu.
TNG, however, has not been able to reach the newsmen on why they were arrested.