President Muhammudu Buhari’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has vowed to take up the cases of Kufre and George Udom with the National union of Journalist, NUJ National President.
It would be recalled that the 27-year-old Carter was arrested on April 27 by the DSS in Akwa Ibom state on allegations that he made defamatory comments against the Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Health, Dominic Ukpong.
Efforts by some of his colleagues, family and friends to bailed him out has met a very strong resistance as his bail condition seems to be unrealistic.
However, Carter was arraigned two days after his arrest on a three-count charge at a magistrate court in Uyo.
The court presided over by Winifred Umohandi, had granted Carter N3 million bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
However, the court ruled that Carter should provide a surety who is either a permanent secretary with the Akwa Ibom State government or a civil servant on grade level 17, in addition to providing a letter from his village head attesting to his identity.
Meanwhile, Femi Adesina has wade into the matter as he promised to secure their freedom.
“I am going to take up the cases of Kufre Carter and George Udom with the NUJ National President”. Adesina
While chating with Atta Ikiddeh, the former SA to Senator Akpabio, he assured him of throwing his weight to Mr. Carter and Umoh.
He told, Ikiddeh that he has concluded plans for their released with the NUJ President.