Police Release Sahara Reporters Publisher,Omoyele Sowore

Sowore and friends after his release from detention. Photo credit Sahara reporter

police in Lagos yesterday evening  released Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Saharareporters, who was arrested earlier in the day  based on a petition by a London-based journalist, Lekan Fatodu.

The online portal broke the news of the release of the crusading blogger on its Twitter handle  around 10

BREAKING: Omoyele Sowore has been released from police detention…more details to follow.

Fatodu, in a petition to the police had accused Sowore of blackmail and threat to life.

He claimed Sowore had published a story about him accusing him of being involved in laundering money for politicians.

The spokesperson for Police, SP Dolapo Badmos said Sowore was arrested based on the allegations.

Badmos said Sowore was picked up in his home by policemen attached to Area ‘F’ command, Ikeja.

“The publisher was arrested this evening over threat to life and black

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