Wife of Kogi detained journalist raises alarm over husband’s health

Wife of the Kogi journalist incarcerated by the Department of the State Services, Mrs Comfort Friday Ogungbemi on Tuesday raised alarm over the health of her husband following his continued detention without access to his drugs.

Mrs Ogungbemi, who broke down while speaking to journalists at the NUJ Press Centre, lamented that her husband was having terminal ailments and has been on drugs prior to his arrest and detention since November 30.

She expressed concerns that denying her husband access to his drugs under his present condition would amount to “sending him to an early grave”.

The mother of six, said the entire family has been traumatized since the incarceration of the husband, adding that their ordeal was further compounded as the DSS barred them and other relatives from having access to him.

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According to her, three of the children could not write their secondary school exams which started on Monday due to the trauma the family has been thrown into in the past six days.

“Our last born, Ayo has particularly being restless and sick as he calls Daddy intermittently without seeing him”, she said.

She expressed fear that her husband may have been subjected to series of torture at the DSS facility and appealed for his unconditional release.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday draged the Department of State Services (DSS) to court to secure the release of the detained journalist.

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