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    Thursday, 12 January 2017

    Sowore, Saharareporter’s Publisher Made Distress Calls To Police -CP Owoseni

     Fatai Owoseni, Lagos state police commissioner Thursday told journalists that Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters made distress calls to the police insinuating that he was being attacked by suspected armed robbers.

    Metro recalls that Wednesday, the news went viral that Sowore was arrested by police officers attached to Area F police command in Ikeja, Lagos.

    The publisher was allegedly arrested based on a petition written by Lekan Fatodu, a UK-based publisher alleging criminal defamation and blackmail against Sowore.

    But, Owoseni told journalists that the allegation by Sahareporter’s publisher that the police worked in concert with Fatodu to nail him was not true. In fact the allegation is alarming.  

     Sowore told the police that he was being attacked by suspected hoodlums along Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.

    His words: “When police officers arrived the place, they met Sowore and Fatodu in a heated argument and invited them to my office, and the matter was eventually handled by Area F police officers.”

    Owoseni insisted that the Saharareporter’s publisher raised false alarm when it was a case of two fighting, even as he disclosed that the case, which will be handled professionally was transferred to the state criminal investigations department (SCID), Panti Yaba.

    The police chief debunked the media reports that Sowore was arrested, insisting they were invited and were never detained.

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