Hours After surviving a hack attack, Police Arrests Sahara Reporters’ publisher

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.

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.


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