Police officers just raided Premium Times. They arrested the publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, and my colleague, Evelyn Okakwu. Story up shortly.
— Samuel Ogundipe (@SamuelOgundipe) January 19, 2017
Premium Times publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, has been arrested by the police. You will recall that last week, The Nigerian Army sent them a letter, threatening that Premium Times withdraw all the “false” and “unsubstantiated” stories they had disseminated about Buratai or face their wrath by way of legal action. Well, it does appear they have made good on that threat.
Do see below:
Nigeria is slipping back to 1983
— John Ogunsemore (@SignorJohn) January 19, 2017
@kallamun5 Is Nigeria not a Democratic country? The attitude of security operatives under Tyrant @ mbuhari is dictatorial
— saminu azare (@SaminuAzare) January 19, 2017
freedom of speech I assure you but freedom after speech that I can't assure you🤔-p
— UGLY AUSTIN👹 (@oluchukwunzewi) January 19, 2017
They arrested Dapo Olorunyomi of @PremiumTimesng ? Dumb moves on a daily basis. Like dumbness will get us out of the recession.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) January 19, 2017
You need to turn in your bar license to the law school. This is no justification for wanton arrest of journalists. https://t.co/kDDOaEzyk6
— Abdulaziz Bakare (@Backarray) January 19, 2017
@cremechic11 🎵 war coming – Eva Alordiah.
— HANDS OF TIME (@ChardelleK) January 19, 2017
Dapo Olorunyomi of premium Times arrested by Nigeria police.My prophecy hit back to back pic.twitter.com/qnSix0xsRV
— Nuel (@chuksST) January 19, 2017
This is d height of fascism under Buhari's govt. Last week was Sahara Reporter's Publisher. Now Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher of Premium Times
— 📝Datboyjerry 🇳🇬 (@datboyjerry) January 19, 2017
— #BringBackOurGirls (@Ibroghali) January 19, 2017
What is said to have happened today at Premium Times offices is very very frightening. First the judiciary, now the press. Who is next?
— Political Matter (@polmatter) January 19, 2017
You’re on thin ice, Buratai.