The four Warri journalists who were arrested earlier today (Tuesday) by police detective from Abuja have been released.
Police detectives had stormed the Press Centre of the Warri Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to arrest the Correspondent of Daily Post Online, Mr. Matthew Omonigho.
Three other journalists the leadership of the Chapel sent to know the crime Omonigho committed were reportedly arrested and detained by the operatives.
NIGER DELTA TODAY Online reports that no reason was given for the arrest of the Daily Post reporter and the other three journalists.
The arrested journalists are Mr. Matthew Omonigho of the Daily Post Online, Mr Edeki Egafe of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Francis Sadhere of Business Day and Mr Christopher Odamah, a freelance journalist.
It was gathered that the journalists were freed following the intervention of the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa and the chairman of the state council of NUJ, Comrade Michael Ikeagwu.
The chairman of the Warri NUJ, Mr. Okies Vicky, confirmed the release of the four journalists but added that they were released after the detective obtained statement from them.
This medium, however, has not been able to reached the newsmen on why they were arrested.