Photo: Police Arrest Sahara Reporters Publisher Omoyele Sowore

Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore, was today arrested by the Lagos state police command for alleged criminal defamation, blackmail and threat to London based journalist and Checkout International Magazine’s publisher, Lekan Fatodu’s life and career.

Sowore is accused of publishing an alleged money laundry publication in which Lekan Fatodu, was indicted of assisting Nigerian politicians in moving money out of the country.

The controversial publisher was arrested at his house in Lagos and moved to area F at Ikeja on Wednesday. The arrest was made  after Fatodu, who lodged the complaint to police, received tip about the Sahara reporters’ boss appearance in the state and reported to nearby police station for his immediate arrest.

Will keep you posted as more details unfold.

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