IBC Sacks Staff After Release From DSS Cell


The management of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation IBC, Owerri has sacked Apostle Casmir Uzomah after the Department of State Service, DSS, released him from its custody at the weekend.

Our correspondent gathered that Uzomah’s sack was part of the recommendations of the committee that looked into his matter.

Uzomah had on August 4, 2022 while on duty played a song in which the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma was reportedly called unprintable names.

The song entitled ‘Udele na eri ozu’ is said to have cast aspersions on the governor.

It was gathered that Uzomah initially denied being privy to the lyrics of the song before playing it.

Our source said he also lied it was smuggled into the station by unknown persons but a forsenic investigation later unravelled he was the person who cued the song in and also played it while on duty.

The DSS promptly arrested and detained him.

Recall that the state government had washed its hands off Uzomah’s arrest and detention by the DSS.

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The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba equally exonerated the management of the IBC of instigating the arrest and detention of Uzomah.

Emelumba explained that Uzomah was being held by the DSS to ensure his co-conspirators who went underground shortly after Uzomah’s arrest were also rounded up.

Meanwhile, mixed reactions have trailed his sack after release from the custody of the DSS.

While some said he should be thankful to God for regaining his freedom alive, some criticized his sack.

Yet there are others who supported his ouster for violating civil service rules.

Even some opponents of the governor expressed outrage that Uzomah could play such a song on a state-owned radio station.


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