Just In: ‘Sahara Reporters owner, Sowore, reportedly arrested’

Founder of New York-based online newspaper, Sahara Reporters has reportedly been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.

Sowore was reportedly arrested on Wednesday following a complaint of criminal defamation, blackmail, and threat to life and career filed by one Lekan Fatodu to the Nigerian police.

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Sahara Reporters had last year accused Fatodu of his involvement in fronting for Femi Fani-Kayode in diverting money meant for Nigerian Armed Forces fighting Boko Haram.

The paper said, Fatodu used a UK briefcase company to help Fani-Kayode divert funds.

Sowore was said to be picked up at his Lagos home and transferred to the Area F, police station, Ikeja.

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