OPAN condemns arrest of online journalists, Tim, Daniel Elombah by police (Sun)

OPAN condemns arrest of online journalists, Tim, Daniel Elombah by police (Sun)

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), Nigeria’s premier association of digital/new media publishers, has condemned what it called ‘the brazen arrest of the duo of Daniel Elombah and Tim Elombah, the Publisher and Editor respectively, of United Kingdom-based online news website, Elombah.com by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), of the Nigeria Police Force on.

The duo were alleged to have been arrested based on ‘orders from above.’

In a statement issued and signed by President of OPAN, Austyn Ogannah, and made available to Daily Sun, the group says, “Though the police has declined to publicly state why the journalists were brutalised and arrested in the wee hours of New Year’s Day in their family home in Nnewi, Anambra State, independent finding shows that the arrest was premised on an opinion article titled “IGP Ibrahim Idris’s Unending Baggage of Controversies” written by Eboiwei Dickson, that was published on the website as well as dozens of other sites, which the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris found offensive. Read more

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