On Monday, August 8 2016, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a controversial and popular political blogger for offenses bordering on cyber stalking.
According to the EFCC, Sidiq Usman was picked up at his Kubwa Abuja home in the early hours of Monday by its officials and is currently being questioned over the alleged offense which contravenes sections of the Cybercrime Act.
Reports say Sidiq’s arrest was as a result of a post on his blog, abusidiqu.com titled: “EFCC boss, Magu, commences total war with core EFCC staff,” which was published on August 2, 2016.
Excerpts from his post below:
“Regular members of staff at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC are complaining that they are being bullied by the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
“Magu, who returned a few seconded police men to their mother organisation has become panicky following series of revelations on his activities at the commission. According to a source, Magu was panicking because his confirmation had been deferred and is beginning to suspect any and every one in the commission for his problem.”
Sidiq Usman and President Buhari
Although Usman has already been offered administrative bail and would be released to his elected sureties, he is still in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.