Social media critic VeryDarkMan was released after 9 days of detention

Social media influencer VeryDarkMan, real name Martins Vincent Otse, breathed a sigh of relief when he was finally released from police custody after nine long days. His detention sparked outrage among his followers and fellow activists, who are deeply concerned about freedom of expression in Nigeria.

The activist’s return to freedom came late on a Sunday evening, bringing joy to many who had campaigned for his release. Despite the relief, questions remain about the reasons behind his arrest, as details surrounding the charges remain shrouded in mystery.

Omoyele Sowore, a prominent activist, took to Twitter to share the good news, thanking all those who worked tirelessly to ensure VeryDarkMan’s release. It is a glimmer of hope in the ongoing fight for justice and freedom of expression.

This is not the first time VeryDarkMan has been detained by police this year. Earlier in January, he was detained following a petition by actress Tonto Dikeh regarding comments made during the controversy involving the late Nigerian singer Mohbad. Repeated violations of the law underscore the challenges activists face when fighting for their beliefs.

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