The Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command over allegations of blackmail and defamation of character.
The complaint against Sowore was lodged with the police by the Publisher of Checkout International Magazine, Lekan Fatodu.
Fatodu, who is based in the United Kingdom, was accused by Sowore through his medium of allegedly assisting Nigerian politicians in moving money out of the country.
On his Facebook page, Sowore disclosed his arrest, alleging that his arrest has been masterminded by Fatodu and the Police.
“After the police “intervened” soon as I was attacked by Lekan Fatodu and his friends in Lagos we were taken to the CP’s office in Lagos. Turns out he was in on this, he pulled out a supposed petition written by Lekan from his hat after that he became very hostile towards me and ordered that we be driven to State CID, at Panti in Lagos. It is very obvious that this was planned between Lekan Fatodu and the police. They offered him unbridled support as he continued attacking me in the presence of the police. I could have been I am familiar with this style of the Nigerian police. We are now being driven to Panti in Yaba res of Lagos, ” he wrote.