October 28, 2020


The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ),  Anambra state chapter has announced  it’s  member,  Barrister  Mathew Onwuasoanya , a reporter with the Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (National Light Newspaper), missing.


Chairman of the Anambra State Council of the NUJ,  Comrade Emmanuel Ifesinachi in a statement  on Wednesday,  17/6/2020, said  that Mathew Age 49 years,  tall, fair in complexion  has not been seen neither in office nor at his residence in Ngodo, Nise in Awka South local government area of Anambra  State, since the night of Friday 29, May, 2020.


Ifesinachi quoted the Managing Director of  National Light Newspaper, Sir Chuka Nnabuife,  saying “We have been expecting the missing Onwuasoanya at work until his only brother, Mr Oliver Onwuasoanya, arrived our office on Monday, June 8, 2020 and told us they are searching for him.

According to the statement, at his residence, neighbours told his brother that at about 2 am on May 30, two vehicles,  a white Hilux truck and a Highlander with some gun- bearing men dressed in what looks like security men’s uniform came and whisked him away. That is the much they said.


Ifesinachi appealed to all media organisations in the country to use their good offices to help rescue the missing Journalist as the development if not tackled, may leave a big dent on the image of media practice in Anambra State.
Members of the public with useful information on his whereabouts are advised to call 07031318440

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