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Thursday, 2 October 2014

AIT reporter held in custody on alleged orders of AIG Joseph Mbu

A senior reporter with African Independent Television, AIT, Amaechi Anakwue, has allegedly been detained for over 8 hours now in abuja on the orders of Assistant Inspector General of Police, Joseph Mbu for referring to him as 'controversial' during a TV programme.

According to AIT, Anakwue was invited to Mr Mbu's office this afternoon where he was immediately detained. See the statement the management of AIT released on their Facebook page below..
"The management of DAAR communications owners of AIT, Raypower, Faaji FM and DAAR Sat has demanded the unconditional and immediate release of its senior correspondent Amaechi Anakwue who is presently in detention following a order from Joseph Mbu, AIG Zone 7.  Joseph Mbu had ordered the arrest of the ace journalist for calling him 'controversial' during a TV programme."
Joseph Mbu was the Commissioner of Police in Rivers state who had a strained relationship with the state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi before he was transferred to Abuja where he served as the FCT Commissioner before recently being promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police.

115 comments:

Ms Tee said...

O ga o. I just tire for this Man. Kilode? Pres. Jona shd pls call him to order. Abeg!

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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This is simply a misuse of power nothing else.. I hope dey sack him for this single act..... Eddreamzdreamer@gmail.com
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BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hmmmm Mbu is at it again,plz this is not Rivers state. Abuja is supposed to be an epitome of whatever freedom our nation preaches.
Plz release Amechi.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

reporter in custody? this country is something else. wow.













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Bishop Dammy said...

On his behalf "sorry SIR" let's learn how to bridle our tongue. It is well. Psalm 39:1. BishopDammy#

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Oya come and arrest me!.. See his eyes like dt of a thief!.. Agbero!.. #teamchris!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Shoutozone said...

Lolz... Dis is funy. So u can now lock any1 behind bars bcus dey talk ill of you? Na wah o

Anonymous said...

the sme controversial police officer?he still maintains his controversial status though till retirement.the reason to release my innocent amechi anekwue for being controvertially detained

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Anonymous said...

That stupid police thug... dame goodluck dog...

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Anonymous said...

Mbu the hatchet man of the jonathans. .devil incarnate

Anonymous said...

NO NO NO!!!!! This is a flagrant abuse of power... this is 2014. This man-Mr Mbu- should be showed that no body is above the law and he has failed by abusing the powers of his office. HE should be arrested IMMEDIATELY!!!!

Uche said...

I suggest that we use the power of social Media to force this man to resign. Who would join me. #MbuMUSTGO

Anonymous said...

Pls do not blame Mbu, the name AMAECHI sounds familiar. hehehe

Anonymous said...

He is indeed a hungry pussycat feeding on the crumbs in an old woman's kitchen....I don't doubt Gov Amechi

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he's been called worse names than 'controversial.' That's even mild.

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Olaleye Adisa said...

This Mr Mbu again? You want to scatter Abuja the way you did in PH.
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Moonstone said...

so what should our president do to others that have ridiculed him to the very minimum? power!!! zumafrances@gmail.com

ella john said...

Nawao! Everybody have the right to express his views.
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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Arrant nonsense! A flagrant abuse of his position in authority! He should be called to order, short of removal from office. Lawlessness without comparison and injustice from the very people who should ideally know better. Arrest me!

Anonymous said...

Mbu must go ~ice princess~

richard okon said...

The man hates the name...'Amaechi'
Na so he deal with bros Rotimi

Anonymous said...

This reckless abuse of power is sickening. President Jonathan call this man to order.

Oskirin said...

i concur! Iwu must go.if dey knw he's a galant officer,jona shd pls as a matter of urgency transfer him 2 borno.we need his xpertice dere.period.

Helen said...

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Lady G said...

This is not the military era!! WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH!???

Aris said...

Look at his evil and ugly face. He looks like an armed robber. The man looks CROOKED, CORRUPT and EVIL.

Anonymous said...

by looking at his face alone ,u can tell how wicked and useless power drunk he would be ,anyway i don't blame because its a country where anything is allowed otherwise he should be tried for harassment,foolish idiot make he die for office ooo because if he ever resign from power then hes a goat.

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Anonymous said...

mbu your controversial oya arrest me tooo

Trevorberg said...

Hehehehehehehehehehehehe @9:50pm

Trevorberg said...

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Funso Samuel said...

Lawless country.Mumu police

Anonymous said...

NB,any name Amaechi is enemy to Mbu

Anonymous said...

He's not jst controversial but far frm d realities of modern day Policing. Your days r numbered if u tink u can mess around wit the freedom of information and press.

Anonymous said...

Patience Jonathan's Puppet. D fake Lion hu cud not tame D real Lion in Rivers State. Smellin Police corpsefixer u had beta look 4 a jaunta whr u can display ur dictatorial abilities#26247c63

Anonymous said...

So if Mbu was president Jonathan, almost all nigerians would be behind bars?! Hmmm. Smh

Anonymous said...

Only men with integrity gets rememberd in subsequent regimes jst get ready to live miserably aftr this fruitless regime U Psychophant Ibu.

Anonymous said...

Only men with integrity gets rememberd in subsequent regimes jst get ready to live miserably aftr this fruitless regime U Psychophant Ibu.

Anonymous said...

MBU has gone mad again, or it cos the guy answers Amaechi? VIA 264D9FB0

Chy Somy said...

Mbu.Mbu,Mbu, how many times did I call u, what does ur mind make u thing u a, for Christ's sake we are not in the era of the millitary, u v no power to do that oh, or u think he is Amechi of Rivers state.

Anonymous said...

In what civilised country other than Nigeria will the AIG of Police detain a reporter for freedom of expression/speech. Nevertheless, the position he occupies is not on merit so how would you expect him to act especially when he does not understand that he is accountable to the people. He has been and remains controversial since his name surfaced in Rivers State brouhaha.
By their works, we shall know them!

If he is truly serious about policing instead of playing fetch with Abuja politicians then, AIG Joseph Mbu should provide a four-point agenda to curb crime and guarantee security for Nigerians. He should also write a detailed three year's plan for the Nigerian Police with respect to welfare, equipment, communication, recruitment, training and salary. While at it, he should elaborate on how he intend to rehabilitate officers injured on duty and families of officers killed in active duty. Esprit the corps!
By their works, we shall know them!!

LUCIFER BringeR Of DawN said...

You see your life. People like you are part of the problem we are having dis dead country.

LUCIFER BringeR Of DawN said...

Ashawo

ColdFlame said...

This man apparently has a thing against all persons named Amaechi. Having failed woefully to cut the one in Rivers State to size he must now be relishing the opportunity to squelch an inconsequential smaller version, an "ordinary" reporter in Abuja. Daar Communications'll do well to hand a non-Amaechi his brief in the future.

snowflix said...

Hmmmm that's means he will arrest us too if we call him 'controversial' Oga park well jare, free the man he did nothing wrong he was only a reporter #onelovefromSnow#

megan asosa said...

Really.

joy jin nwasoka said...

9ja.....

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Is this man MBU of Nigerian Police or MBU of Nollywood. Jokes apart, I don't think AIG MBU is mentally stable. Make them check this man now oo because Na so madness they start. One day him go just carry gun they kill anybody called Ameachi, or if you use the word controversial, controversially.

Anonymous said...

MBU you're so lucky you reside in a lawless state under the MOST corrupt govt in the history of Nigeria..can you try that here in the UK? Moron!

Solary said...

Dis Mbu man again? Hian it is well

Chop Chop said...

Let's see who blinks first.

hilary obiorah said...

Blatant abuse of power

Anonymous said...

He's even being controversial here, true to the label. Abeg release him joor.

Quincci 910 said...

Mbu! Mbu!!Mbu!!! How many times did i call u? It has become obvious to us that you are suffering from Amaechiphobia. After your unceremonius spats with Gov. Amaechi in Rivers State, you have descended on another Amaechi, this time a journalist. This one will bring your doom o, because you might not survive the media backlash that would.come with this. BTW what are you trying to hide or deny? Are you not controversial? Shameless ode!

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Anonymous said...

Pls someone shld advice this lion to be more civil and know that he's a public official

Gladys Chinyere said...

Mtcheww

Anonymous said...

#mbu... Amechi again ... This can't happen.. Sori sir am not rotimi brother #mbu... But u have amechi in ur so u are same same..#mbu...detain him... #mbumustgo

NWIGWE VICTOR ANAYO said...

This man na complet bastard, he don't even know what controversial means.

Anonymous said...

Our president has received more insults than anyone, yet he has not detained a single soul. Mr Mbu, this might be your controversial waterloo... #Mbu Must Go

Anonymous said...

Khu!khu!!khu!!! Roman laff

Dr Odama. said...

What is it with Mbu and the name AMAECHI?

Sena Job said...

Is there no freedom of speech nd expression again in dis country as far as we r ny unda military regime wot gut do dey v 2 detain a reporter if Jonathan is to detained pipul based on wht dey say abt him or d name dey kal him dat mins everybody in dis country will b in detention....dis is totally unacceptable......wht nonsense

Okoro said...

Drunk in power!!

Anonymous said...

Nah wah ooo,, my Oga at the top (eleyele1@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

MR Mbu seems to have problem with people called Amechi.

Anonymous said...

He shld explain wat he mean by hs words nd tel hm wher nd how he is controversial.or dd he thnk dat evryonecan talk n go free

Anonymous said...

U are an idiot. After wasting my time explaining all d business details.

Anonymous said...

People who need to be arrested are roaming the streets freely and Mbu is arresting and innocent soul. You made a mistake by arresting a journalist. Linda be careful before you get arrested also.

Anonymous said...

Lol! Joseph Mbu abeg release the guy oh mayb ur'e mistaken him for Rivers State Governor this wan na just reporter.

Anonymous said...

Too bad for Mbu...Very controversial

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Anonymous said...

Wts ds bastard's problem wiit any1 named Amaechi?

Anonymous said...

Only in Naija!!!

Anonymous said...

Dis is sooo unfortunate...Vivid show of power abuse!...N d mre atrocities he commits,d mre promotions n elevations he gets.Jonathan,dre is God(on a srz note)

comfort said...

Too much power,with power they just do anyting the like.

Terrific said...

Its like Mbu has a tin for the Ameachis!!!

Terrific said...

Its like Mbu has a tin for the Ameachis!!!

Obugo Queen said...

Dese stupid d corrupt inspectors, dey shud Let pipo do deir job wItout feaR.DeRe's freedoM Of SPeech n xpression

Baby95 said...

What nonsense? total abuse of power.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, Lulu LuLu!! U r busy posting controversial statements shey u knw say him boys dey read UR blog.

Anonymous said...

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helle russel said...

Abeg AIT should institute an action against the IGP.enforcement of his fundamental human right.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha my dear u talk true,it really sounds familiar.

Anonymous said...

I think AIG mbu doesn't just like anything amechi. The language teachers should please help us with the meaning of the word "controversial" abi no be something wey pple see in divers ways again? Na wa ooo #freeAITreporternow

Anonymous said...

this stupid man man has bittten more than he can chew oooo oga jona do somtin

Anonymous said...

Mr ibu see ur eyes

Angelo Bazzini said...

This is the first and probably the last time I will ever address you. This your comment Is the "stupidest" and most useless comment ever dished. What has bridle if the tongue got to do with this? The reporter stated the truth, and you are asking that we shy away cause we might be detained for being truthful? So much for church and Nigerian version of Christianity. Next thing now you go tell me touch not my anointed

Anonymous said...

Igbo crazy By Kenneth C Cole [An igboman] Wrote I don’t really know the reason why we
Igbos are hardcore supporters of GEJ even
when it’s obvious that he has failed everybody.
I have observed that Igbos defend GEJ even
when his own people IJAW are condemning
him. Have u forgotten the Nigeria governors forum
election in which Rotimi Amechi got 19 votes
while Jonah Jang got 16?…GEJ refused to
recognise Amaechi for reasons best known to
him. Have u also forgotten the fuel subsidy?..were u
nt happy when u bought a litre of fuel for #65?
Just lately, the price of gas also increased. Are
we not all suffering it? When Sanusi Lamido revealed the whole story
about un-remitted oil money, GEJ sacked him
and we igbos were seriously calling Sanusi
names just because he is a Northerner even
though we knew that sanusi was right… TODAY, we all have to pay #65 for withdrawing
from an ATM different from d banks we operate
in. Nobody criticised the present CBN gov just
because he is an Igbo man. Let me ask us, didnt
we enjoy using ATM when Sanusi removed
#100 charge? When he became President some of u were
rejoicing that finally a lecturer, teacher and PhD
holder is now a President but under his watch
ASUU went on strike for 6months,ASUP 10
months,COEASU 11 months the longest in
history, which future of thousands of Nigerians youths were toyed with. The most recent one is the $9.3m GEJ took to
South African. Do u know that the money is up
to 1billion naira? In this modern age, what will
make someone to carry that amount of money
from country to country….when did South
Africa become experts in production of fire arms…why didnt they go to Russia if they really
wanted to buy fire arms. Another 1billion naira loan was approved to
fight the same insurggency. Coming down to Igbo land, what has GEJ
done? Enugu Onitsha road and Enugu to Port
hartcourt roads are nothing to write home
about. Just because the election is around the
corner, he remembered 2nd Niger bridge. Talking of Igbo presidency, an Igbo man
cannot become a president under PDP in 2019.
PDP use zonning pattern to pick their
presidential candidate, the zoning is between
North and South and never among all the 6 geo
political regions as many of is think. So what it implies is that after GEJ, the zoning will shift
power to the North. Just after 2011 elections, on 1st january 2012,
GEJ announced the fuel subsidy, saying that he
wanted to use the money to build refineries but
up till now, Nigeria is still importing refined oil
cos non of the refineries is working. Incase u
don’t know, The present govt is planning to remv d remaining subsidy on fuel which means
that u will have to pay #190 for a litre when its
finally removed. Just as He did in 2012 after
winning in 2011, he may also give us a surprise
on 1st jan 2016 if he wins in 2015. Keep sentiments apart and rate the present
govt, u will see that GEJ has failed us. Let’s vote
him out.. Can u remember WAI (war against
indiscipline) in Nigeria? Can u remember the
man that introduced WAI in Nigeria? God bless
u all Am not expecting any insult o because i believe there’s no illiterate here but if there’s
any, let the person show himself. #think #BringBackOursenses

Emeka Hilary said...

Lol.....seriously the name sounds familiar to him, may be he thought it was Amaechi the governor

Godwin Denedo said...

Sad

Anonymous said...

Lol. My thought exactly. I think it has to do with his name.

Anonymous said...

And what is dat man still doing in d office, Mbu must go! supported

Anonymous said...

I guess its 'political platform' radio programme on AIT. Where dey say it d way it is. Pls release Amaechi ASAP #Asa#

Uche Emma said...

This man Mbu!!!!

Naijarian said...

Mbunity!

Mr true talk said...

The man has forgotten the professional ethics of his job and has taking fully to been political.

Jay Blaze said...

The day this man becomes ig,I will lose faith in nigeria

Subomi said...

lawless society, power drunk leaders, untouchable idiots, so they saying basically freedom of speech in the constitution is story that touch the heart ba

Anonymous said...

A stupid police officer.i only pity for his children because the wrath of God is coming on them soon

JM said...

it seems the AIG hates the name Amaechi.....

APPLE said...

MBU IS A FOOL.

Anonymous said...

We will not allow APC Muslim and Bokoharamis to take over Nigeria
All the structures of APC from local government to the presidency are all Muslims

Anonymous said...

E be like say the mumu dey diabetic, with his swollen face. Or it could be liver disease due to too much ogogoro. Idiot!

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