In Anambra: Police detain Punch man over UNIZIK lecturer’s certificate scandal

Some policemen attached to the Anambra State Police Command have arrested Punch’s correspondent in the state, Tony Okafor, over reports on the suspended senior lecturer of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Peter Ekemezie.

Punch correspondent learnt that Okafor was manhandled by the police team before his detention for over six hours at the Awka Area Command.

The reporter said the police claimed to be acting on a petition by Ekemezie.

The police spokesperson, Mohammed, however, denied that Okafor was arrested, adding that he was only invited to make a statement based on Ekemezie’s petition against him.

When our correspondent asked the spokesperson if the petitioner provided any evidence to back up the allegation, he said, “That is what the police are investigating now. That is why I said it was an allegation.”

The Punch had run a series of investigative reports on the lecturer, which culminated in his suspension after years of cover-up.

He was to be promoted from the position of a senior lecturer to a reader (associate professor) when our correspondent began reporting on the matter. (Punch)

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