In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, October, 2020

Nigeria’s Deputy Energy Minister, Jedy Agba, Orders Detention Of Journalist For Indicting Him In 2012 Dana Air Crash

Nigeria’s Deputy Power Minister, Jedy Agba, Orders Detention Of Journalist For Indicting Him In 2012 Dana Air Crash

Jedy Agba

Jedy Agba

Jedy Agba, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Energy, has ordered the detention of a Nigerian jorbalist, in accordance with SaharaReporters.

Agba ordered the arrest and perpetual detention of the Writer of Energy Steering Journal, Oga Tom Uhia, for revealing his function within the 2012 Dana Air crash.

Recall Dana plane crashed and killed 153 individuals on-board and 6 others in Lagos.

The Accident Investigation Bureau in its closing report mentioned mechanical failure and pilot error prompted the crash.

Uhia, within the June version of the journal, indicted Agba within the crash.

The journalist was picked up by safety brokers on October 14, 2020, three months after the publication and had since been saved in detention.

The journalist can be but to be charged to courtroom on any cost.


“The Minister of State for Energy has detained Journalist Oga Tom Uhia for alleged defamation of character. Sequel to the publication of Jedy Agba’s alleged involvement within the Dana Air crash as printed within the June version of Energy Steering Journal,”
a supply instructed SaharaReporters.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists has described Uhia’s arrest as abuse of energy, difficult the minister to hunt judicial treatment by means of the courts if certainly he had a case in opposition to Uhia.


“If the Minister of State, Energy, Mr Godwin Jedy Agba, feels strongly that he has suffered libel or defamation, what he must do is to hunt authorized treatment by means of the courts slightly than utilizing the police to arrest and detain Mr Tom Oga Uhia, Writer of Energy Steering Journal for over 72 hours now with out being charged to courtroom,”
the assertion mentioned.

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“We name on the IGP to unconditionally launch Mr Uhia and advise Mr Jedy Agba to comply with the due technique of legislation if he’s persuaded, he has any case,” the NUJ mentioned.

The NUJ vowed to withstand any try and stifle press freedom and gag journalists within the efficiency of their constitutionally assured function of holding the federal government and its officers accountable to the folks.

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Supply: SaharaReporters

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