EFCC Arrests Blogger Over Story Against Magu
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested popular blogger, Mr. Abubakar Sidiqu Usman, otherwise known as Abusidiqu, over a recent report he published against the Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.
People close to the blogger said he was arrested by EFCC operatives early on Monday morning.
Confirming the arrest, the EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the blogger was arrested for cyber stalking.
In a statement, Uwujaren said, “The 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.”
Cyber stalking is defined as the repeated use of electronic communications to harass or frighten someone by sending threatening emails or spreading false messages online.
Usman’s blog, Abusidiqu.com, published a report titled, ‘EFCC boss, Magu, commences total war with core EFCC staff’ on August 2, 2016.
The report stated that members of staff at the EFCC were complaining that they were being bullied by Magu.
It accused Magu of corruption, and of being jittery about the delay in his confirmation by the Senate.