Why We Arrested, Detained Blogger – Police, Ogun Govt

The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed that a blogger, Emmanuel Ojo, is currently in its custody.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed this on Monday.
According to the police spokesperson, Ojo was being detained at the Command’s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for questioning for posting a story that exposed the alleged quizzing of the wife of the Ogun State governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, in London, for money laundering.
In the story, the Ogun first lady was alleged to have been detained by the London Police for being in possession of US300,000.

She has since denied involvement in any money laundering saga.
Adejobi said the Command received a complaint from the state government about the blogger, which led to his arrest.
He also 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”.

Confirming the development, Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, however, absolved the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, saying the blogger’s arrest was not carried out on the governor’s directives.
Mr. Adeoluwa, 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 Mr. Ojo allegedly made against Mrs. Amosun.

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”.