EFCC Agency arrests popular blogger for alleged cyber stalking

The blogger had published an article titled, ‘EFCC boss, Magu, commences total war with core EFCC staff’ on August 2, 2016, wherein he accused the agency's boss of bullying staff.

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Operatives of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

(Punch)
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, August 8, arrested popular blogger, Mr. Abubakar Sidiqu Usman, also known as Abusidiqu, over a recent report he published against the Chairman of the agency, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Abusidiqu was said to have been arrested by the EFCC operatives in the early hours of Monday.

Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman for the anti-graft agency confirmed the arrest, saying the blogger was arrested for cyber stalking.

“The EFCC today arrested Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a blogger, for offences bordering on cyber stalking," Uwujaren said in a statement.

“The suspect who is the publisher of Abusidiqu.com was picked up at his Kubwa, Abuja home in the early hours of Monday August 8, 2016 by operatives of the EFCC and is currently being questioned over the alleged offence which contravenes sections of the Cyber Crime Act.

“The suspect has already been offered administrative bail and would be released to his elected sureties,” Uwujaren said.

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The blogger, according to Punch, had published an article titled, ‘EFCC boss, Magu, commences total war with core EFCC staff’ on August 2, 2016, wherein he accused the agency's boss of bullying staff.

The report also accused Magu of corruption, and of being jittery about the delay in his confirmation by the Senate.