Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore, has just been arrested by the Lagos state police command for alleged criminal defamation, blackmail and threat to London based journalist and Checkout International Magazine’s publisher, Lekan Fatodu’s life and career.
Omoyele 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.
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
Sowore was arrested at his house in Lagos and moved to area F at Ikeja on Wednesday 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.
Earlier today there was an attempted hack of saharareporters.com, the website was down for about two hours, it later came online after a tweet by the medium on the attack, It is however unclear at this time if the two events are related.
FLASH: Hackers attacked our website https://t.co/12qJDXpbXn overnight & installed malware. Our tech team working to restore the site ASAP!
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) January 11, 2017
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