Akwa Ibom govt keeps mum on banker’s detention over ‘annoying’ Facebook posts


The Akwa Ibom government is yet to make any public comment on the arrest and detention of a 21-year-old banker, Michael Itok.

Mr Itok was accused of publishing “damaging and annoying” materials against Governor Udom Emmanuel on Facebook.

PREMIUM TIMES, Wednesday, reported how Mr Itok, a marketer with Prudential Microfinance Bank, Uyo, was arraigned on Tuesday before a magistrate court in the city before he was remanded in the Uyo prison.

He is being prosecuted by the SSS.

Mr Itok was reportedly arrested around November 8 and detained for more than 40 days by the SSS.

The charge against the bank marketer reads, “That you, Mr Michael Itok and another now at large, sometimes in October, 2019 at 1000 Units Housing Estate, Idu Uruan, Uruan Local Government Area, within the Uyo…



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