The International Press Center, Lagos demands the immediate release of Kufre Carter a sports presenter with XL 106.9 FM in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
According to a report by Secret reporters dated April 28, 2020, Kufre Carter is being detained by the Department of State Security over a leaked telephone conversation he had with a medical doctor on the method deployed by the Akwa Ibom state government in handling the spread of dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Mr. Lanre Arogundade, Director, IPC in a statement said his detention is a gross violation of Mr Kufre rights, the Nigerian laws and all democratic tenets.
“The recurring developments underscore the remarkable fact that even after twenty years of ceaseless democracy, the government can still create subtle censorships to muzzle journalists and other independent voices at the faintest criticism” Mr. Arogundade lamented.
IPC calls for the unconditional release of the detained journalist and ‘an end to all forms of impunity against the media.’