The Nigerian Police Force has continued to detain Tim Elombah despite requests by both international and local civil organisations for his release.
An Area Court Judge had earlier remanded Mr Elombah in Police custody.
The remand for Tim Elombah’s detention expired on Monday but the Police has continued to detain Mr Elombah illegally. Tim had denied committing the alleged offence for which he was arrested.
Tim Elombah, the Editor of Elombah. Com an online newspapers was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) along with the Publisher of the newspaper, Daniel Elombah and their younger brother Izuchukwu Elombah in the wee hours of New Year’s Day in their family home in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Daniel who was released on bail appeared at the office of The Special Tactical Squad, Abuja and thereafter issued a statement.
Findings revealed that the Elombah brothers were arrested for an opinion article titled “ IGP Ibrahim Idris’s Unending Baggage of Controversies” written by one Eboiwei Dickson, that was published on another website – opinion Nigeria – which the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris found offensive.