Here are reasons why the publisher of Elombah.com and United Kingdom based lawyer, Mr. Daniel Elombah was arrested by officers attached to the notorious 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 the New Year’s Day of 2018.
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.
According to information, the duo were moved to Abuja office of the F-SARS in Akuku.
Reports say Dan Elombah was arrested for reason unrelated to him. Surprisingly, he was mistakenly arrested.
Sources close to him confided in OsunDefender that discussions are on for his release.
The source said “Some people are also on ground. Hopefully, Press conference will be held tomorrow by his team of Lawyers.”