Archive BREAKING: EFCC releases blogger, #Abusidiq

BREAKING: EFCC releases blogger, #Abusidiq

-

- Advertisment -

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has released popular blogger, Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, otherwise known as Abusidiq, who it arrested on Monday.

Friends of the blogger, whose controversial arrest attracted criticism, confirmed to our correspondent that he regained his freedom around 6pm.

The EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday said the blogger was “for offences bordering on cyber stalking”, adding that he had been offered administrative bail and would be released to his elected sureties.

He, however, spent the night in custody after reportedly failing to meet the bail conditions.

Considered pro-All Progressives Congress, the bloggers arrest divided Nigerians with some claiming he should be left to his fate and others condemning it, warning that it was violation of his rights.

Some others were puzzled by what the EFCC meant by ‘cyber stalking’, claiming that the real reason for his arrest was a story he published in which the EFCC Chairman was accused of corruption.

Among those who called for his release were the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project and the Peoples Democratic Party.

While SERAP accused the EFCC of detaining him “simply exercising his constitutional and internationally recognised right to freedom of expression”, the PDP condemned the anti-graft agency for equating journalism with cyber stalking.

Source: Punch

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living With Dissabilities (JONAPWD ) in Lagos state has commanded Babajide...

Groups Call On Judicial Panels Of Inquiry To Dispense Justice On Victims, Survivors Of Police Brutality

Kenneth Afor | The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) and Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN Foundation) has...

COVID-19 Second Wave: FG Urged To Ban Flights From Britain, Others

By Ijeoma Ukazu | With some countries currently experiencing the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, the Health Writers’ Association...

“I am not distracted by calls for 2023 presidential race” — Yahaya Bello

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has said calls for him to contest in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election is...

AfDB Provides $25m To Boost Low-Carbon Energy Generation

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Monday, December 14, 2020 approved $15 million from the Sustainable Energy...

Civil Defence Receives COVID-19 Testing Equipment

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu on Friday in his office received Covid...

Must read

JONAPWD-LAGOS Commends Sanwo-Olu For Restoring Disability Empowerment Fund

Kenneth Afor |  The Joint National Association of Persons Living...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: