An Akwa Ibom sports journalist working with a local based radio station, XL Fm, Uyo, Kufre Carter who had been arrested and kept in detention purportedly on the orders of the state government for the past 31 days has regained his freedom.

Breaking the news of his release on his Facebook timeline, Carter whose alleged crime was his being critical of the state’s commissioner for health, Dr Dominic Ukpong over his handling of the Covid-19 in Akwa Ibom wrote:

After being incarcerated for 31 days by the State Security Service (SSS) following the orders of the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, orchestrated by the Attorney General of Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko, I’ve finally regained freedom.

I’ve been briefed by my Counsel, Inibehe Effiong and Mr Augustine Asuquo about the huge support I’ve gotten from freeminded people across the world, people with a mind of their own, my family and I are grateful.While I’m immensely happy to regain my freedom, I have so many things to say but I’ll hold my peace till after the adjourned court date on June 1st. Once again, thanks for your prayers and support.