By Ike A. Offor
Nigeria police has issued a warrant of arrest against the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore over the petition sent to the Inspector Geenral of Police, IGP by Senator Dino Melaye.
The Abuja command of the Nigerian Police has reportedly issued a warrant of arrest against Mr Omoyele Sowore over the petition sent to the Inspector General of Police by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West.
Senator Melaye complained of a threat to his life as a result of Sowore’s cyber stalking which is punishable under Nigerian law, he said since the malicious and libellous publication against him over the claim by Sowore that he did not graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, that false report has caused him severe public embarrassment.
Several attempts has been made to properly educate Mr Sowore that his publication is false and misleading, to set the record straight, the Vice Chancellor of Ahamadu Bello Univeristy confirmed before the Senate Committee that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from ABU in 2000 but Sowore still went ahead to further his malicious post on Facebook, disparaging the Vice Chancellor and the institution.
Recall that Sowore is still having a pending case bothering on a false accusation, blackmail and cyber bullying against one Mr Lekan which led to Sowore detention at the Panti in Lagos.
The Police said there are other petitions written against Sowore in line with his stock in propaganda trade which the police has not made public.
The Police issued the warrant for arrest to invite Sowore for questioning to avert him using his blog to cause civil unrest, undue incitement and act of terrorism.