EFCC arrests blogger for cyber stalking

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arrested a blogger, Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, for alleged cyber stalking.

This disclosure was made in a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren.

The statement said: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arrested Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a blogger, for offences bordering on cyber stalking.

“The suspect, who is the publisher of Abusidiqu.com, was picked up at his Kubwa, Abuja home in the early hours of Monday, August 8, 2016 by operatives of the EFCC and is currently being questioned over the alleged offence which contravenes sections of the Cyber Crime Act.

“The suspect has already been offered administrative bail and would be released to his elected sureties.”

Under the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act 2015, any suspect arrested for stalking is liable to a three-year imprisonment or N7million fine.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arrested a blogger, Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, for alleged cyber stalking.

This disclosure was made in a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren.

The statement said: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arrested Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a blogger, for offences bordering on cyber stalking.

“The suspect who is the publisher of Abusidiqu.com was picked up at his Kubwa, Abuja home in the early hours of Monday, August 8, 2016 by operatives of the EFCC and is currently being questioned over the alleged offence which contravenes sections of the Cyber Crime Act.

“The suspect has already been offered administrative bail and would be released to his elected sureties.”

Under the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act 2015, any suspect arrested for stalking is liable to a three-year imprisonment or N7million fine.

 Thenation
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