Anambra State board of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, NUJ, has raised the caution over a journalist, Mr Mathew Onwuasoanya, who is said to have disappeared.
The state administrator of the union, Mr. Emma Ifesinachi, in an announcement cited the Managing Director of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation, ANPC, distributers of National, Mr. Chuka Nnabuife as saying that the writer who works with the organization was most recently seen on May 29.
Nnabuife, in a letter to NUJ reporting Oneuasoanya’s vanishing stated, “Barrister Mathew Onwuasoanya, male, fair in appearance, aged 49, individual’s phone numbers, 07086738854 and 07032770194 has not been seen neither in office nor at his residence in Ngodo, Nise, since the evening of Friday, May 29, 2020.
“We have been expecting him at work until his only brother, Mr. Oliver Onwuasoanya, 07031318440, arrived our office on Monday, June 8, 2020 and alerted us that they are searching for him.
“Thereafter, we commenced action in search of him. His brother has filed complaints to CPS and the CP’s office with his photograph and vital information.
“At his residence, neighbours told his brother that at about 2 am on May 30, some vehicles, constituting a white Hilux truck and a Highlander with some gun-bearing men dressed in what looks like security men’s uniform came and whisked him away. That is the much they said.
“Kindly use your good office to help rescue this very active and resourceful journalist as the development if not tackled may leave a big dent on the image of media practice in Anambra State.”