A radio worker in Imo State, South-east Nigeria, has remained in detention for two months now after he was arrested by the State Security Service (SSS) for playing a song considered “offensive” to the Governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, via the station.
The detained worker, Casmir Uzomah, is a staff member of the Orient Radio-Television Station, which is managed by the Imo State Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), a media outfit owned by the Imo State Government.
He works in the technical department of the station.
He was arrested on 4 August, according to a report by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR).
The wife, Onyinyechi, has appealed to the state government and the SSS to free her husband.
“They should please free my husband. I am not working, and my children need to go to school.”