Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun | credits: File copy
The Ogun State Police Command has said that a blogger, Emmanuel Ojo, is currently in its custody.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed this on Monday to our correspondent on the telephone.
He said Ojo was being detained at the Command’s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for questioning.
The suspect was said to have been trailed and arrested by security men on Saturday and detained at Ibara Police Station, Abeokuta.
Ojo was arrested for a story that exposed the alleged quizzing the wife of the Ogun State governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, in London, for money laundering.
In the story, Mrs. Amosun was alleged to have been detained by the London Police for being in possession of US300,000.
She has since denied being involved in any money laundering saga.
Adejobi said the Command received a complaint from the state government about the blogger which led to his arrest.
Adejobi said investigations were still being conducted on the matter.
He said, “We received a complaint from the state government on the suspect, and he was arrested. Presently, he is with us at Eleweran. We are still conducting our investigations. If he is found wanting, he will be charged to court accordingly.”
The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, said the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, was not connected with the arrest of the blogger, as being speculated in some quarters.
He, however, confirmed that the state government made a formal complaint to the police and the Director of the Department of State Services, about a false allegation that the blogger allegedly made against the governor’s wife.
He said, “The government reported the matter formally to the police and the state Director, Department of Security Services.
“The report by the blogger on the First lady is false and calculated to rubbish her image. The governor just arrived from the holy pilgrimage on Sunday; so he did not order the arrest of the blogger.”