A social critic and an ally of a President Buhari aide, Paul Ifere, has been arrested by officials of the Nigeria Police for Criminal Investigation Department.
Paul Ifere was arrested on Thursday allegedly at the premises of Nigeria Police Headquarters, Abuja, while honouring an invitation on a petition he had written over plots to assassinate him.
He was reported to have been driven to Calabar, Cross River state capital where he has been detained since then.
When news men reviewed Paul Ifere‚Äôs Facebook page, several posts critiquing the state government were seen.
The last one titled; ‚ÄúGOVERNOR BEN AYADE JITTERY OVER HON PAUL ADAH & PRINCE JEDY-AGBA COALITION‚ÄĚ was posted on September 10, 2016.
The Chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Okoi Obono-Obla, an associate of Mr. Ifere, alleged that the arrest is politically motivated.
But the Nigeria Police denied any politics saying he was arrested based on petitions written against him.