Monday, 30 January 2017
Biafra Times Publisher cries out following his arrest
The Lagos Police arrested the publisher of Biafra Times and nine others for allegedly publishing and circulating seditious and malicious publication. Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, disclosed that 515 copies of the offending newspaper were recovered during a raid on the printing press in Shomolu, Lagos.He said
“The printing press has been shut and the environment is being monitored. “This is an offence punishable under the Criminal Law of Lagos State,”
Meanwhile, the arrested publisher told journalists
“I love my country and I love my president. My intention is not to fight my country; I just want to pass out information to those who have no access to the Internet. “I usually go on the Internet to source for information and publish. I have other papers on sports and social life which I publish,’
“I decided to specialise on Biafra Times when I discovered it is always a sell-out anytime we published stories about eastern parts of the country. “Sometimes, I go to newspaper vendors and hear people requesting for Biafra Times. “We usually print about 5000 copies which we sell for N100 nationwide,” he said.