The Inspector-General of Police (I-G) Intelligent Response Team (IRT) on Monday arrested five newspaper vendors in Owerri for allegedly promoting activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
One of the arrested vendors, Onyebuchi Iwundu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a police station that the IRT operatives arrested them at Rotibi Street, a popular newspaper circulation street off the Douglas Road in the early hours of Monday.
The vendor also alleged that the operatives confiscated their papers and money, adding that they had been warned not to circulate newspapers that promote IPOB’s activities.
He listed others arrested alongside with him as Isinwa Blessing, Nelson, Micheal and Sakatan.
NAN also reports that the circulation Manager of New Telegraph Newspaper, Mr Chuck Ugwuibe was arrested on Tuesday at Banana junction Orlu and has been in police custody. (NAN)