Why police arrested Sahara Reporters publisher

Details have emerged as to why the Nigerian Police Force invaded the house of Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters.

Sowore’s media outlet is known for publishing very stinging reports on corrupt politicians.

He was picked up on Wednesday based on a petition written against him by one Lekan Fatodu.

Lekan is also a publisher of a London-based Magazine.

Lekan had petitioned the police that Sowore had blackmailed and threatened his life.

According to Lekan, Sowore had made a publication claiming that he (lekan) assisted politicians to launder money.

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Lagos State NPF spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, said, “The publisher was arrested this evening.

“He was arrested over a petition written against on threat to life and blackmail.

“Today, 11/1/2017 at about 15:39hrs, a distress call was received by the Lagos State Police Command.

“The call indicated that Mr. Sowore – Publisher of Sahara Reporters was being attacked by hoodlums around GRA Ikeja.

“The police swiftly responded.

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“Upon arrival at the scene, the police met the duo of Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Mr. Lekan Fatodu engaged in a brawl.

“With a view to ascertaining what led to the false alarm of a robbery, both parties were taken before the Commissioner of Police.”

“The NPF gathered that the brawl is in connection with an earlier complaint of an alleged threat to life and blackmail made by Lekan.

“Both parties were referred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID).

Sowore, however, reacted to the unfolding incidence through one of his social media handles.

According to him, “It is very obvious that this was planned between Lekan Fatodu and the police.

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“They offered him unbridled support as he continued attacking me in the presence of the police,” he claimed.

Emerging reports say Sowore has been released from detention.

Their most recent publication was a series revealing publication involving Aisha Buhari and Abba Kyari alleged fraud in London.