Abuja - Abubakar Usman, a pro-government blogger recently released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over a story criticised the Buhari administration for allegedly enabling acts that contradicted the spirit of his campaign, Premium Time reports.
Usman, an ardent supporter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, vowed to pursue causes that would help engender a Nigeria in which citizens were not punished for exercising their freedom of expression.
“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,” Usman said.
“Moving forward, I will be pursuing all legal and constitutionally established avenues to ensure that this does not repeat itself.”
Usman’s remarks came hours after he was released from detention, where he spent nearly two days.
Usman was taken from his home by operatives of the EFCC on Monday morning and his arrest and confinement sparked widespread outrage, with people of divergent political affiliations rising in unison to condemn the development.
News24 previously reported that his lawyer, Michael Bello said his client was released on an administrative bail with conditions that he must make himself available to the EFCC whenever he received an invitation to such effect.
Usman, who is the publisher of Abusidiqu.com, was picked up at his Kubwa, Abuja residence by EFCC officials and was quizzed over the alleged offence, which it said contravened the Cyber Crime Act.
His family said his arrest was in connection to a story he published on his website which the EFCC ?deemed critical of its chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
- News 24