By Adenike Lucas
A bold blogger who has been helping to publish allegation of corruption in the leading financial anti-graft commission was arrested by police this morning.
Abusidiq, a leading blogger has published several articles by Adenike Lucas which allegedly exposed fraud committed at the commission led by acting chair Mr Ibrahim Magu was arrested this morning by armed EFCC operatives.
The arrest of Abusidiq was confirmed by Peacock via his twitter handle @dawisu.
"I've just confirmed that @MrAbuSidiq has been arrested by EFCC for making a post about them. Totally unacceptable & they MUST#FreeAbusidiq," he stated at 12:14 today.
According to Rinsola Abiola @Bint_Moshood, a media aide to Speaker Yakubu Dogara ,"Abu has two little kids; he was picked up in his home by EFCC operatives who charged in with GUNS, terrifying his family"
Others have also taken to twitter to demand that EFCC #FreeAbusidiq.
- Ahmad Salkida @ContactSalkida said: "Is this report by @Abusidiqu 'Corruptn in anti-corruption agency' the reason for his abduction? http://abusidiqu.com/efcc-boss-magu-commences-total-war-core-efcc-staff/ …"
"Instead of EFCC to go after the proponents of budget padding, they are going after an innocent blogger @MrAbuSidiq #FreeAbuSidiq," Mr El-Bonga™ @el_bonga
Freedom of speech is a basic human right and an essential component of any democracy, This blog will provide readers with an update on this story shortly.