Publisher and chief blogger of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore has been arrested by the police in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
The spokesperson for Police, SP Dolapo Badmos confirmed the arrest.
Badmos said the crusading blogger was arrested on Wednesday over an alleged threat to life and blackmail on a London based journalist, one Lekan Fatodu, who NAN found out was writing for the portal some years ago..
Badmos said Sowore was picked up in his home by policemen attached to Area ‘F’ command, Ikeja.
She added that the arrest followed a petition by Fatodu, alleging that Sowore published a story on alleged money laundering against him.
She said the publication alleged that Fatodu was assisting politicians to move money out of the country.
“The publisher was arrested this evening over threat to life and blackmail. Investigation is still going on”, she said