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Police release Zamfara journalist on bail

The police is yet to advance reasons why the journalist was arrested, but asked him to return for an interview on Monday morning.

• July 24, 2022

The Police Command in Zamfara on Saturday night released the Leadership Newspapers reporter, Umaru Maradun, on bail.

The Police released Mr Maradun at about 10:00 p.m. on Saturday.

He was arrested in the early hours of Saturday from his country home, Maradun, Maradun Local Government Area and detained at the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) Gusau.

The police have not advanced any reason for his arrest.

The Commissioner of Police in the state,  Ayuba Elkanah, ordered his release to the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on bail.

Mr Elkanah, however, directed that Mr Maradun should be returned for an interview with him on Monday at 7:30 a.m.

Chairman of the NUJ state council, Ibrahim Maizare, signed an undertaking to return Mr Maradun to the Police Command on the date.

Mr Maradun, who spoke with journalists on Sunday, insisted he was unaware of any wrongdoing that warranted his arrest.

He said the police arrived at his home on July 23 at about 10:00 a.m. and said he was invited to explain a petition against him.

Mr Maradun said he was immediately transferred to the command headquarters in Gusau and was detained.


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