The Nigerian Police in a statement released today explained why it arrested Sahara Reporter’s Publisher, Omoyele Sowore in Lagos State on Wednesday.
According to a statement by Police Public Relation office (PPRO) Dolapo Badmos,
“A distress call was received by the command that Sowore was being attacked by suspected hoodlums on Isaac John street inside GRA, ikeja.
“The police swiftly responded, and upon arrival at the scene contrary to the report that a robbery attack was taking place, the police met the duo of Omoyele Sowore and Lekan Fatodu engaged in a brawl and altercation.
“With a view to ascertaining what led to the false alarm of a robbery, both parties were taken before the Commissioner of Police.
“In the course of police intervention, it was found out that the brawl is in connection with an earlier complaint of alleged threat to life, defamation of character and blackmail made by Lekan against Omoyele.
“Both parties were subsequently referred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti where the case has been under investigation.”