The FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has apologised to Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari for alleging that he was responsible for the arrest and detention of an Abuja-based journalist, Nelson Omonu.
In a statement last night, the council said it was misled on who was responsible for the gestapo-like arrest of Omonu from his residence in Abuja on Saturday.
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“The confusion arose from information made available by family members, therefore, it is not the intention of the NUJ FCT to embarrass the governor and Government of Katsina State. We sincerely apologise to Governor Masari and appeal to him to accept this as one of the frailties of human endeavours,” a statement signed by Emmanuel Ogbeche and Ochiaka Ugwu, chairman and secretary of council, respectively.
The council called for immediate release of the journalist.