Why Elendu Was Arrested
Fresh reports reaching P.M.News from Abuja, this morning, have revealed that the publisher of an online news agency, Mr. Jonathan Elendu, was arrested for sponsoring a guerilla news agency.
It was gathered that the United States-based online publisher, who was arrested on Saturday, on arrival in Nigeria, was allegedly linked to Saharareporters, an online Nigerian news agency.
Our source revealed that Saharareporters, which is known for alleged subversive reports against the federal government and important personalities in the country, was allegedly the brain child of Elendu. It was further learnt that when Elendu was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as soon as he arrived via a KLM Airline around 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, he was immediately whisked away to the SSS headquarters, Asokoro, Abuja.
Said our sources: “The hefty publisher was accosted on arrival by two SSS operatives who told him that he was being invited for a chat with their boss, he responded that since it was an invitation, they shoulg give him time to go home and freshen up.
“The security operatives turned down his request, seized his international passport and whisked him away, only for him to remain incommunicado since then.” Elendu's family members expressed concern and worry over the state of his health, as nobody has been able to communicate with him since Saturday. As at the time of filing in this report, his lawyers were preparing papers to fight for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights.