EFCC arrests blogger over alleged ‘cyber stalking’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has confirmed that it arrested a blogger, Abubakar Sidiq Usman for alleged cyber stalking.

Earlier in the day, social media platforms, particularly Twitter, were awash with concern that Abubakar had been arrested in his home by gun-wielding operatives of the Commission in the presence of his wife and kids.

According to insinuations on social media, the blogger was arrested for publishing an article about the Commission.

In a statement released by the Commission on Monday, it said Abubakar, the publisher of Abusidiqu.com has already been offered administrative bail.

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, 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.”

 

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