A blogger, Mr. Emmanuel Ojo has been arrsted by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly writing a defamatory story on the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun.
The blogger had allegedly written a story months back that Mrs. Amosun was arrested in London by the Metropolitan Police for being in possesion of $300,000 and grilled for money laundering, a story that was later confirmed to be false.
The suspect was said to have been trailed and arrested by security men on Saturday and held at Ibara Police Station, Abeokuta but was now being detained at the Command’s Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta where he is undergoing interrogation.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed said the Command received a complaint from the state government about the blogger which led to his arrest.
According to him: “We received a complaint from the state government on the suspect, and he was arrested. Presently, he is with us at Eleweran. We are still conducting our investigations. If he is found wanting, he will be charged to court accordingly.”
The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, said the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, was not connected with the arrest of the blogger, as being speculated in some quarters.
He, however, confirmed that the state government made a formal complaint to the police and the Director of the Department of State Services, about a false allegation that the blogger allegedly made against the governor’s wife.
Adeoluwa noted “The report by the blogger on the First lady is false and calculated to rubbish her image. The governor just arrived from the holy pilgrimage on Sunday; so he did not order the arrest of the blogger.”