“These Reports Of Audu Maikori’s Arrest Had Better Not Be True” Ynaija Says

We have just got hold of very disturbing news of Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori’s arrest. The National Human rights Commission reports that he was picked up by the Nigeria Police and has been flown to the Force headquarters in Abuja.

Audu Maikori has been very vocal about the killings in Southern Kaduna and has often had to battle with a number of detractors online (especially Twitter) who have claimed that his interest in the affairs of his State is politically motivated.

Perhaps, the worst of these was when Audu Maikori reported the death of five College of Education students in January, a report that turned out to be false and for which the music label manager has since apologised. Before this, he’d been attacked for using photos from a different insurgency to describe the killings in Southern Kaduna. He also apologised and took down the photos in question from his Facebook page.

Beyond these, we have no knowledge of any reason why the entertainment veteran will be taken into police custody. If this is the same Nigeria we know, then it may just be that the government to whom his cries or action have been directed and which has been severally embarrassed by his impassioned calls has now decided to “teach him a lesson” in usual Nigerian fashion.

It may also be that the security operatives are now heeding the call of those who have called for him to be picked up by the DSS for being outspoken about the killings in Southern Kaduna – according to them, Audu Maikori’s publications were inciting violence.