David Hundeyin, a controversial blogger recently booted from Oxford University over sexism and unauthorised commercial activities, has been detained by airport security in Harare, Zimbabwe.
He was arrested and detained after checks revealed that he was travelling with fraudulent documents in a bid to evade visa checks, reports say.
David, who is wanted in Nigeria by multiple parties for various infractions including defamation, has accused the security agencies of keeping him in detainment without any formal charge or explanation.
Nigerians have called for the blogger’s extradition back to the country to face trial for the spread of dangerous fake news injurious to several individuals and organizations.
I landed in Zimbabwe earlier today, and I have been detained at Harare Airport inside a smelly locked room for nearly 7 hours.
They said that despite using the travel document of a country with a visa-free relationship, my nationality is still Nigerian, and thus, I need a visa.
I was processed for removal from their country and locked in a tiny room, but I have heard nothing from anyone for several hours.
Alongside a lady from Uganda (also a visa-free country), I have been locked in a room with no windows or toilet, plus a bottle of pee on the floor.
No one appears to be in charge of anything, and even though my return flight to Addis has been rescheduled for tonight, I am still locked in this room, and I risk missing my flight.
They appear to have forgotten that they have people in detention here.
I am ready to hop on my flight and never come back to Zimbabwe for the rest of my life.🙏🏿
Please, someone out there who is actually in charge of something should let me go so I can be on my merry way. I’m not interested in visiting Zimbabwe anymore.
I want to go home. Please.🙏🏿
I’ve been allowed to use the loo for the first time in 10 hours, and I’ve been assured that I will be allowed to catch my exit flight.
I will keep updating until I board and have my passport returned to m e.