Revealed: Why EFCC arrested journalist and blogger Abubakar Usman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arrested Abubakar Usman, for alleged cyber stalking.

EFCC did not disclose what it meant by cyber stalking.

Abubakar is a blogger and social media strategist.

He was arrested from his home in Kubwa, Abuja on Monday morning.

EFCC said Mr. Usman’s activities contradicted sections of the Cyber Crime Act.

The statement, was, however, silent on the specific sections of the Cyber Crime Act Mr. Usman breached.

Abubarkar Usman publishes his blogs at

Codex News gathered that Abubakar may have been arrested due to an article he published on his website regarding EFCC’s chairman, Magu.

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Excerpts of the article reads: “Regular staff at EFCC are complaining that they are being bullied by the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

“Magu returned a few seconded police men to their mother organization, following series of revelations on his activities at the commission.

“According to a source, Magu was ‘panicking because his confirmation had been deferred.’

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“Mr. Mohammed is still in detention because DSS accuses him of blackmailing on behalf of senior staff at EFCC.

“DSS had raided Mohammed’s home where they discovered sensitive EFCC documents.

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“They also saw other unauthorized documents from the office of the President and Arms Deal Committee,” Abubakar had written in that article.

Abubarka continued stating that Magu is panicky on his confirmation as EFCC’s chairperson.

“Mr Magu thinks EFCC’s regular staff are hindering his confirmation.

“His corrupt nature is stopping any one from confirming him.

“He feels they are a threat and may be working like DSS operatives, as some were being trained by the same Nigeria Secret Police.

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“Magu has started replacing Protective Operatives attached to him with his police staff.

“If Magu is not corrupt, why is he keeping CSP Iliyasu Kwarbai, CSP Ishaku Sharu, and other police boys known for corruption?

“Mr. Magu knows why he has not been confirmed,” Abubakar concluded his article.

Six days after that publication, Magu sent his boys to pick up Abubakar.