Why Police Arrested Oriyomi Hamzat – Force PRO


The Nigeria Police says its operatives arrested the popular Ibadan-based broadcaster, Oriyomi Hamzat, in connection with a case of Cyber Bullying under investigation.

Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force PRO, FHQ Abuja, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.

Adejobi said Hamzat was arrested by men of the Force Intelligence Bureau operatives in Abuja with warrant.

“Oriyomi’s arrest was sequel to his refusal to honour Police invitation severally, which prompted the police to secure a warrant for his arrest,” the statement reads.

“We are looking into the petition written against him on his violation of the Cyber Crime Act, 2015, and necessary action will be taken to do justice in the matter.

“Further development will be communicated to you all.”

On Thursday, Adebayo Yousuph, Head of Station, Agidigho 88.7 FM, said Hamzat has been repeated invited for questioning by various security agencies over his call for thorough investigation in the murder case of Timothy Adegoke, OAU MBA student who died at the Hilton Hotel, Ile Ife.

Yousuph said Hamzat has in the past few days been subjected to regular invites and questioning by several security operatives, including but not limited to the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB); all of which he dutifully honoured and attended to.

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