Blogger arrested over report on Ogun gov
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. The Department of State Services has reportedly arrested a blogger, Ahmed Olamilekan, for allegedly publishing a story on Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.
The report was said to be on Abiodun’s alleged criminal records in the United States.
Olamilekan’s lawyer, Festus Ogun, said his client had been in detention since Friday after he honoured an invitation by the Ogun State command of the secret police.
He accused the governor of instigating his client’s arrest, adding that Abiodun had the right to challenge the publication in court instead of using the DSS to harass the reporter.
Abiodun had been involved in a battle with his political adversaries, who called for his disqualification over his alleged arrest in the US for a credit card fraud and forgery in 1986.
The governor, who is running for re-election under the ruling All Progressives Congress, had dismissed the claims, saying they were not sufficient grounds for his disqualification.
Ogun said he had been to the DSS office but was not allowed to see his client.
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