News Express banner Camano banner
Detention ordeal: Abducted Sun editor hospitalised, misses police appointment

By News Express on 31/03/2014

Views: 2,663

A senior Nigerian journalist released from detention Saturday night has fallen sick as a result of his ordeal and will be unable to report to the police this morning as directed while being granted bail.

Mr. Ebere Wabara, Associate Editor with The Sun, who was abducted from his Lagos home by men of the Abia State Police Command, last Friday, has been hospitalized and ordered by his doctors to stay away from work for five days.

“Wabara, who was eventually ordered to be released on bail by the Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar, by 10.15p.m on Saturday, was said to have taken ill immediately he landed in Lagos, yesterday,” a report in Daily Sun said this morning.

“The abducted editor, who also doubles as the Special Adviser on Media to former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, was abducted on Friday at his Surulere, Lagos residence by over 17 police personnel, who later took him to Umuahia by road,” the report further said, adding:

“He was with abductors for 36 hours. Wabara did not eat throughout Friday while he was with his abductors.

“In a letter to the Managing Director of The Sun Publishing Limited by the authorities of the hospital, where Wabara was hospitalised, entitled ‘Excuse Duty Report’, the hospital management informed Wabara’s employer of the admission of the Associate Editor.

“The letter reads: ‘This is to certify that Mr. Ebere Wabara of The Sun Publishing Ltd, No 2, Coscharis St, Apapa is on admission and shall be unable to attend his duties for five days from March 31, 2014.’

“Wabara, who only had his night-wears of short knickers, a T-shirt and a pair of slippers on, as at the time of his arrest, could not change his wears and neither did he have anything on him to attend to his health for the two days he spent with his abductors.

“A source, close to the family, told Daily Sun yesterday evening that Wabara flew to Lagos yesterday but took ill.

“He was taken to a private hospital in Surulere, Lagos, where doctors advised that he be admitted because of his serious illness.

“ ‘He could not eat throughout Friday and neither was he allowed to take his bath or attend to himself. The shock of his abduction, the stress of the journey took toll on his health,” the source said. Wabara who was released on bail on Saturday at 10.15pm is to keep an appointment with the police today at 10.00am in Umuahia, Abia State.”

•Photo shows Ebere Wabara (left) with Airtel Nigeria Communication& CSR Director Emeka Oparah at the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, yesterday morning. Photo courtesy Emeka Oparah.

Source News Express

Posted 31/03/2014 3:47:47 PM





You may also like...
Soldiers, DSS operatives raid Edo hotels in search...

Okorocha declares for Senate, says no going back...

Pope grieves as pregnant receptionist is found dead...

NNPC audit: Okonjo-Iweala condemns suit against her

Contracts: FG to ban companies without NSITF Certificate...

Corps members relocated from Anambra as Govt. fails...

Kano rerun: Returning officers allegedly abscond with results...

NEMA: 77,460 displaced, 3,544 houses destroyed by floods...

Kidnapped Lagos schoolboys will return, Osinbajo assures

Israeli firm moves to sell Nigerian Government property...

BREAKING: Real Madrid beat Liverpool in 2018 Champions...

Resign and face partisan politics, NBC and VON...


Latest News Man hires kidnappers to abduct parents Okorocha vs Ihedioha: Who blinks first? Gunmen kidnap 4 NEMA staff; another shot Governor’s aide, 2 others for trial over rape Divorce: My husband kept 4 kids from other women secret for 9 years — Wife Supreme Court hears sexual harassment charge against Chief Judge Senate postpones passage of 2019 Budget •Passes FCT Health Insurance Bill, confirms appointment of late Abiola’s daughter as NDIC Director More trouble for Onnoghen as EFCC drafts charge for fresh trial Interpol raids markets, rescues 216 child slaves, others Girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition PDP vows to overturn Orji Kalu’s election, asks INEC to retrieve his Certificate of Return Detainee who gave birth to twins in Calabar Prisons dies


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (471,253 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (415,252 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (352,775 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (302,025 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (266,349 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (239,222 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (226,270 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (207,815 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (197,000 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (189,659 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (179,210 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (178,746 views)


UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (88) Business & Economy (4,215) Business Verdict (65) Columnists (1,018) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (607) Features (746) Global Business Monitor (344) ICT Monitor (38) International (3,354) Interview (176) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (156) Maggie's Blog (236) News (45,296) Opinion (1,228) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,643) Religion (984) Sports (1,968) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera