Publisher of Nigerian online news portal, Sahara Reporters has been arrested in Lagos by men of the Nigerian police.
Policemen in Lagos have arrested Saharareporters owner and publisher, Omoyele Sowere in Lagos for criminal defamation, blackmail and threat to life.
His arrest was initiated by a U.K-based Nigerian journalist, Lekan Fatodu who accused Sowere of defaming his name and threatening his life.
It was gathered that Fatodu also accused Sowore of publishing an alleged money laundering publication in which Fatodu, was indicted of assisting Nigerian politicians in moving money out of the country.
Sowore was arrested by men of the Nigeria police command, Area F following a tip off that Sowore was in the state. He has been taken to the police station.
"BREAKING! I just got Sowore Omoyele of Saharareporters arrested for criminal defamation and blackmail and threat to my life and career. I'm sure you guys will remember how Sowore lied against me that I was used as a front to receive 1.7 billion naira of the National Security funds.
My refusal to agree to Sowore's criminal demands and cut from the fictitious money made him to viciously attack my personality on his website. And imagine this is someone I've known and I've been assisting for almost 20 years. We are still at the police station, and hopefully we be going to the court tomm. More details later."