Keyamo petitions Buhari over IGP’s arrest of online journalists

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Festus Keyamo

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the arrest and maltreatment of online journalists by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Keyamo, in the petition on Friday, said on or about the 1st day of January, 2018, Idris caused the men and officers of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to invade the family compound of his clients, Daniel and Tim Elombah, the Publisher and Editor respectively of the UK-based online news website called Elombah.com, in Edoji, Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State.

“Six persons (including our clients) were arrested, handcuffed like common criminals and driven to the SARS office in Nnewi. They were subsequently taken to the SARS headquarters in Awkuzu, near Awka. Up till this point, our clients were not informed of the reason(s) for their arrests.

“It was at SARS…



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