Oct 11, 2011 – Police Arrest The Nation Newspaper Editor, Bureau Chief – The police in Abuja have arrested Alhaji Yusuf Ali, the Northern Editor of The Nation newspapers alongside Yomi Odunuga, the Abuja Bureau Chief of the newspaper.
P.M.NEWS learnt that the journalists were arrested this afternoon at their office of located in Wuse, Zone 3 Area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, by men of the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, of the Nigerian Police.
The two journalists are still being detained at the Louis Edet House, Abuja national Police headquarters as at the time of filing in this story. It is not clear if they will be allowed to go home today.
Though the police have not issued any statement over the arrest, P.M.NEWS however gathered that the men may have been arrested over the controversial letter allegedly written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan published by The Nation newspaper.
Obasanjo had in the letter recommended the removal of some chief executives of Federal Government parastatals and recommended their replacement.
But the former President denied writing any such letter, threatening to sue the newspaper over the claim. The newspaper had in response, published a full bromide of the alleged letter the following day on the front page of the newspaper.
By Oluokun Ayorinde/Abuja (PM News)