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Bauchi Governor Order Arrest Of WikkiTimes Publisher, Haruna For Filming Aggrieved Unemployed Protesters At The Governors Polling Unit

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Haruna Mohammed, Publisher of WikkiTimes, a Bauchi-based investigative online newspaper in Bauchi State is being held at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Bauchi Police Headquarters after governor Bala Mohammed ordered his arrest. 
Haruna was arrested while covering the election earlier on Saturday at Duguri, the governor’s hometown where the governor had just cast his vote.
Before his arrest, Haruna was interviewing the women protesting that they submitted CVs but were not employed by the Bauchi State governor.
During the interview, the women were chatting and insisting that they would not vote.
Soon, some hoodlums alleged to be supporters of the governor attempted to lynch him before the police whisked him away.
“He has spent more than 24 hours in detention and the police would not release him until the governor’s directive, Yakubu Mohammed, editor of the platform said.
“He was accused of sending the video of the women to the opposition APC. However, the video was shared with me and the police has examined my phone as well after taking my statement,” he added.
The police is yet to communicate anything meaningful to the press as they continue to hold him, depriving him of his civic duty and fundamental rights.

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