Social media critic, VeryDarkMan released from detention after nine days

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Popular social media critic, Martins Vincent Otse, popularly known as VeryDarkMan, has been released from detention after spending nine days in police custody.

The popular activist regained his freedom in the late hours of Sunday

VeryDarkMan’s detention sparked widespread concern and outcry among his followers and fellow activists, raising questions about freedom of speech and online expression in Nigeria.

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The activist was arrested by the police following claims that they had received multiple petitions against his online activities.

However, the specific details surrounding the allegations against him remain undisclosed.

Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, confirmed VeryDarkMan’s release in a post shared via X on Sunday.

This is the second time this year the critic will be in police detention.

In January, he was reported to have been arrested after a petition by actress, Tonto Dikeh, over comments made in the late Nigerian singer, Mohbad’s case.