SARS Arrest Nigerian Journalist Over Publication

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The publisher of Elombah.com and United Kingdom based lawyer, Mr. Daniel Elombah was arrested with his brother Tim Elombah  by officers attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigerian police. 
Daniel, who is also the General Secretary of the Online Publishers Association, OPAN, was arrested alongside his brothers from their family house in Edoji-Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State in the wee hours of new year Day.
The officers who stormed the compound in a commando-styled operation refused to give reasons why the journalist was being arrested as his wife, two kids and aged mother watched in horror. They just said they were acting based on “orders from above” as they shackled him and others in cuffs before taking them away in one of the vans they came in.
An inside told MEDIA PARROT that they gathered from the
officers that he was arrested over a recent article that was deemed
critical of the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris.
Mr. Elombah was initially taken
to a SARS detention facility in Anambra but was later moved to Abuja around
7:00 a.m., his brother said.

Mr. Elombah, a London-based journalist,
has published elombah.com since
2009
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