The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested blogger Abubakar Sidiq Usman on Monday morning for offenses bordering on “cyber stalking.”
Mr. Usman‘s arrest came shortly after publishing an article about EFCC Chairperson Ibrahim Magu on his blog. The article, titled “EFCC boss, Magu, commences total war with EFCC staff,” was posted on his site, Abusidiqu.com, on August 2, 2016. In the article, Mr. Usman claims that Mr. Magu “bullied” EFCC employees.
According to the EFCC, “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 EFCC statement added that Mr. Usman has been offered administrative bail.