Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore, has just been arrested by the Lagos state police command.
The popular investigative journalist was picked up for alleged criminal defamation, blackmail and threat to London based journalist and Checkout International Magazine’s publisher, Lekan Fatodu’s life and career.
Sowore is accused of publishing an alleged money laundry publication in which Lekan Fatodu, was indicted of assisting Nigerian politicians in moving money out of the country.
The Publisher was arrested at his house in Lagos and moved to area F at Ikeja on Wednesday.
He was nabbed after Fatodu, who lodged the complaint to police, received tip about the Sahara reporters’ boss appearance in the state and reported to nearby police station for his immediate arrest.
A Tweet by Mr Lekan Fatodu reads:
BREAKING! I just got Sowore Omoyele of Saharareporters arrested for criminal defamation and blackmail and threat to my life and career.
BREAKING! I just got Sowore Omoyele of Saharareporters arrested for criminal defamation and blackmail and threat to my life and career. pic.twitter.com/Ep16YtmdTJ
— Lekan Fatodu (@LekanFatodu) January 11, 2017
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