September 26, 2022

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The Arrest of Otiyomi Hanzat by Police was by Warrant–Force PRO

The Nigeria police have said that Agidigbo FM owner, Oriyomi Hamzat, was arrested on Thursday, May 26 with a warrant in Ibadan by Force Intelligence Bureau operatives in connection with a case of cyberbullying under investigation.

In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated that, “Hamzat was arrested after failing to honour invitations, contrary to what the radio station said.”

The statement by the police read, “The popular Ibadan-based broadcaster, Oriyomi Hamzat, was arrested in Ibadan today by our Force Intelligence Bureau operatives in connection with a case of Cyber Bullying under investigation.

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

“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.”

Earlier, Agidigbo FM said its owner had 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 honoured.

The radio station further said Hamzat’s constant call for justice for Timothy Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), who died in Hilton Hotel in Ile-Ife, Osun State last year, has been a source of concern for the hotelier Ramon Adedoyin.

It would be recalled that a Professor of Consultant Pathologist at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Olusegun Sylvester Ojo, had told an Osun State High Court that the cause of the death of Adegoke may be natural.

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