By Ajibola Abayomi,
January 2, 2018.
Despite assurances from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari that it has no intention of intimidating or arm twisting online journalists and bloggers, the publisher of Elombah.com and United Kingdom based lawyer, Mr. Daniel Elombah was arrested by officers attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigerian police on “Orders from above”.
He was however released by the police force following his arrest and subsequent transportation from Nnewi, Anambra State to Force Headquaters, Abuja in the wee hours of the first night by the supposedly proscribed Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS
Daniel, who is also the General Secretary of the Online Publishers Association, OPAN, was arrested alongside his brothers from their family house in Edoji-Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State.
The officers who stormed the compound in a commando-styled operation refused to give reasons why the journalist was being arrested as his wife, two kids and aged mother watched in horror.
They just said they were acting based on “orders from above” as they shackled him and others in cuffs before taking them away in one of the vans they came in.