Popular Labour party supporter, Chude Nnamdi with Twitter handle @chude__, has regained his freedom after he was arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State on Saturday, March 18, 2023, and flown to Abuja for questioning.
His arrest caused a debate on social media with many calling for his immediate release. It was initially alleged that the Anambra state governor, Charles Soludo was behind his arrest but the state governor through his media aide immediately released a statement denying this claim stating that he had no hand in Chude’s arrest.
The Nigeria Police Force also released a statement confirming Chude’s arrest. According to the statement released by its spokesperson CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Chude was arrested for Cyberstalking. The police said he was being investigated by the Nigeria Police Force National Cyber Crime Centre, Abuja, for cyber-stalking, over a petition about his activities on social media which contravenes the provision of Section 24 of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and other criminal laws.
Chude who regained his freedom today, took to his Twitter handle to thank everyone for calling for his release. He then shared a video in which he apologized to popular businesseman, Sir Emeka Offor for posting an unverified claim about him.
Some social media users claim the tweet below caused his arrest by the politician.
In his apology video, Chude said
”I want to apologise to Sir Emeka Offor over the tweet I made. As at the time I made the tweet it was unverified and it wasn’t to malign his name in anyway. I am just a concerned Nigerian for democracy. I thought I should lend my voice for good governance and I hold him in high esteem as a respected Igbo leader”
Watch the video of him speaking below…