Following the arrest of Abubakar Sadi Usman, a Nigerian blogger popularly known as Abusidiq, the All Progressives Congress Youth Forum (APYF), on Monday, lambasted the Economic and Financial Crime Commission for the arrest.
In a statement signed by the Olu Onemola, the National Public Relations Officer of the Forum, the APYF stated that Abusidiq’s arrest on the orders of the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, was an abuse of the statutory powers of the commission.
The forum noted that it will petition the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to call the EFCC to order.
Read statement below:
On Monday, August 8th, 2016, one of the founding members of the All Progressives Congress Youth Forum (APYF), Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman (Abusidiq), the founder and owner of the blog abusidiqu.com was picked up from his home by armed operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), purportedly under the orders of the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu.