After arresting webmaster, police detain Nigerian editor over critical story

PRNigeria gathered that Mr Yushau, who is also the Editor of the YouthsDigest, was arrested on Tuesday night and first taken to Wuye District Police Station, after the plain-clothed police officers stormed his residence in Abuja.

The factory, Hillcrest Agro-Allied Industry in Ilorin, is said to be owned by a former acting governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sarah Alade.

The report, which was published on 19 May 2018, was authored by Alfred Olufemi, an award-winning campus journalist from one of the premier universities in the country.

In the report, it was stated that Hillcrest Agro-Allied Industry tolerated the smoking of cigarettes as well as Indian hemp by workers saddled with the responsibility of loading and off-loading processed and unprocessed grains in trucks without being sanctioned

It was also reported that the firm refused to respond to author’s inquiry on the situation, after he had put several calls and text messages to the industry’s hotline.

Four detectives, early Wednesday (today) morning, left the Wuye Police Station with Messrs Gidado and Adekoya in a blue vehicle, en route Ilorin for further interrogation and with the intention of arresting Mr Olufemi.

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Created: 30/10/2019

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