Akwa Ibom Journalist Freed After 4 Weeks in DSS Cusody


Kufre Carter, a sports journalist in Akwa Ibom State, has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Carter worked at a local radio station in Akwa Ibom, until he was arrested on April 27th, by the DSS for allegedly making defamatory remarks against the state Commissioner for Health, Dominic Ukpong.

The DSS says he faulted the commissioner’s handling of the efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, and charged him with defamation.

Carter’s lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, confirmed that his client was released on Wednesday.

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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