Activist, Deji Adeyanju has called on President Muhamadu Buhari to order release of Daniel Elombah, a journalist who was reportedly arrested for criticizing the President by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Operative
Adeyanju in a statement said “I have just heard of the arrest of London-based journalist Daniel Elombah – owner of of Elombah.com and his brother who run elombah.com, an online blog at 4.00am this morning by SARS operatives.
Journalism is not a crime. SARS operatives had told Daniel Elombah’s wife that they arrested her husband because of what he wrote against president Buhari.
We cannot allow these kind of things go unabated in 2018. We know that as elections draw near, this government will be more vicious to critics and journalist but our duty is to make sure Nigerians remain FREE to express their views and opinions at all times.
We are not in a tyranny. This is not North Korea where critics and journalist are given the late night abduction treatment. You cannot be using SARS or DSS to arrest journalists & critics in 2018. If someone wrote something against president Buhari and he doesn’t like it, he should direct his lawyers to sue and not use state institutions to intimidate, harass or arrest them.
Every citizen has a right to criticize their president. If you can’t handle the heat Mr. President, leave the kitchen.