EFCC releases Nigerian Blogger

Abu Sidiq
Abu Sidiq, Nigerian blogger

After about 48 hours in the EFCC detention, Nigerian blogger, Abubakar Sidiq Usman regained freedom on Wednesday.

Online recalls that the blogger was picked up from his house on Monday by the operatives of EFCC for publishing a report considered by the EFCC officials as offensive and thereby, accused him of “cyber stalking.”

Speaking shortly after regaining his freedom, the blogger, publisher of Abusidiqu.com vowed to speak up on why he was arrested.

His post on Facebook reads: “I would like to thank my family, my friends, my legal team, the members of the All Progressives Congress Youth Forum (APYF), members of the Nigerian online community, and hundreds of thousands of Nigerians who in one way or another spoke out against my unconstitutional detention by the EFCC.

“Your tweets, posts, and demands for the constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of speech led to my release and the victory that we have achieved today.

“This experience has stirred up broader conversations on the roles of our statutory established institutions, the parameters of our laws, and our civil liberties as of our great Federal Republic.

“Moving forward, I will be pursuing all legal and constitutionally established avenues to ensure that this does not repeat itself.

“This is a government that I fought for. But occurrences like these are not the experiences that myself and millions of Nigerians have fought for.

“I hope that we can use this to rectify the wrongs in our system towards the attainment of a more sustainable democracy.

“The reason(s) for my arrest will be made known to you all.

“Thank you all for the love and support you showed me.”

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