Earlier today it was reported how Economic and Financial Crimes Commission officials in the early hours of today arrested a popular blogger Abubakar Sidiq, the Editor-in-Chief of Abusidiqu.com over alleged publication on his website.
The arrest of the blogger has been buzzing on Twitter with the hashtag #FreeAbuSidiq since morning as the number one trending topic on micro-blogging site, Twitter.
The EFCC has released an official statement, signed by Mr Wilson Uwajuren (Media and Publicity), giving the reason why the anti-graft agency arrested the blogger which caused an uproar on social media.
He said “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today arrested Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a blogger, for offences bordering on cyber stalking.
“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.