Premium Times editor arrested by SSS
An editor with Premium Times online newspaper, Ibanga
Isine, was yesterday October 6th arrested and detained for
several hours by operatives of the State Security Service
SSS during the trial of alleged mastermind of the 2010
independence day bombing, Charles Okah, the brother of
MEND leader, Henry Okah.
According to reports, Ibanga was arrested by the SSS
officials shortly after Charles Okah had tried to commit
suicide during court proceedings. Ibanga’s phones and
other electronic devices were confiscated, making it
impossible for him to reach his office to inform them of his
He was held at the SSS headquarters for several hours
before he was moved to the service’s office at Asokoro in
make contact with his office yesterday night. No reason
was given for his arrest.