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Police storm Premium Times, arrest publisher Evelyn Okakwu

The publisher of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi have been arrested by policemen after a raid at the Abuja office of the media house. According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the security operatives stormed the head office of Premium Times in Abuja on Thursday, January 19, 2017 arresting Olorunyomi alongside a female journalist, Evelyn Okakwu.

The
report further narrated that the raid and arrest is believed to be in
connection with online newspaper’s report on Chief of Army Staff,
Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai.
Premium Times had
written on an alleged plan by the  Code of Conduct Bureau to invite
Buratai for asset verification aside other stories regarding the
Nigerian army.
Just
last week, the Nigerian Army had threatened to take action against the
medium if it failed to retract the stories but the editors called the
Army’s bluff and wrote a scathing editorial against the army
authorities.
This is coming barely one
week after the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore was
arrested, detained and released by the Police.

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Written by Ike Ani

Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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