Blogger Arrested over Publication of Governor’s Criminal Records

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Ahmed Olamilekan

Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency, the Department of State Services (DSS), on May 13, 2022 arrested Ahmed Olamilekan, a blogger and the publisher of Eagles Foresight, for publishing a story on Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun’s alleged criminal records in the United States. Ahmed was detained after he honoured an invitation from the DSS Ogun State command asking him to report to their office.

Governor Abiodun, who is seeking re-election, has been accused of allegedly being arrested in the US for a credit card fraud and forgery in 1986 and his political opponents have called for his disqualification.

Ahmed’s layer, Festus Ogun who said Ahmed was arrested on the orders of the governor added that he has been detained incommunicado as he has not been granted access to his family and lawyer.

The lawyer disclosed that “Ahmed was invited for questioning by the Ogun State command of the Department of State Services over a publication relating to the controversial criminal past of the state governor. Thereafter, he was forced against his will to pull down the story from his news blog.”

The lawyer later disclosed that the blogger was later transferred to the police command headquarters.