Popular publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, Mr. Jones Abiri has been arrested again by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Facts Harbour learnt that the journalist was picked up on Saturday at Ayabowei Plaza in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, while he was having a discussion with his colleagues. You would recall that in 2016, Mr. Abiri was arrested in by operatives of the DSS after he allegedly lead the joint revolutionary council of the separatist group, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force.
He was also accused of threatening oil companies and demanding money from them. He was granted bail in August 2018 when an Abuja magistrate court struck out a suit against him after being held in detention for two years.
When contacted to react to the report, Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said that he is not in the know but would get back when he has information on the report. “I don’t have this information,” he said.