Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Arrests Journalist Over Article.

Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Arrests Journalist Over Article.

24 Aug 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Tim Elombah, the Editor of Elombah.com an online newspapers was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) along with the Publisher of the newspaper, Daniel Elombah and their younger brother Izuchukwu Elombah. It is alleged that the Elombah brothers were arrested for an opinion article titled “ IGP Ibrahim Idris’s Unending Baggage of Controversies” written by one Eboiwei Dickson, that was published on another website – opinion Nigeria – which the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris found offensive.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceAnambra
Date of Occurrence01 Jan 2018
Security Agents InvolvedSpecial- Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)
Legal FoundationsSection 39 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedSection 39 of the constitution affirms the right of expression of every citizen
Region of Occurrence South East Nigeria

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