Why we arrested popular political blogger Abubakar Sidiq Usman – EFCC

Abubakar Sidiq Usman

Abubakar Sidiq Usman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday stopped Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a blogger, for crimes close to cyberstalking.

According to the EFCC, Sidiq, an online editor, was arrested at his home in Kubwa, Abuja, in the early hours of Monday August 8, 2016 by his officials and is currently being questioned about the alleged offense which contravenes articles of the law. on cybercrime.

He has already been offered an administrative bond and would be returned to his elected sureties.

Reports say Sidiq’s arrest was the result of a blog post, abusediqu.com titled: “EFCC Boss Magu Starts All-Out War With EFCC Core Staff”. The message was published on August 2, 2016.

Part of the post reads:

Regular staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, complain of being intimidated by the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

Magu, who fired a few police officers on secondment to their parent organization, became panicked following a series of revelations about his activities at the commission.

According to a source, Magu “was panicking because his confirmation had been delayed and was starting to suspect everyone on the commission for his problem.”

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Sidiq and President Buhari


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