Men of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested Oriyomi Hamzat, a popular Ibadan-based broadcaster.
A statement released by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the state police command, says Oriyomi was arrested in connection with a case of Cyber Bullying under investigation.
The police spokesperson said Oriyomi’s arrest was sequel to his refusal to honor the 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”Adejobi said
Also confirming his arrest, the management of Agidigbo FM owned by Hamzat said his arrest might not be unconnected with his calls for a thorough investigation cum report on a post-graduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, late Timothy Adegoke who died at a Hotel, Ile-Ife.
A statement from the radio station reads;
”We have been inundated with repeated calls and messages since the early hours of today following widespread concerns by well-meaning Nigerians home and abroad, our colleagues in the media and the general public about the safety of our Chairman at Sure Etiquelte Media Plus Ltd, the parent company for Agidigbo FM, Ibadan, Agidigbo FM, Lagos and Agidigbo Television, Mr. Oriyomi Hamzat
Hence, we will like to use this medium to inform everyone that Mr. Oriyomi 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.
The premise of these invites and questioning is unconnected with his consistent call for due diligence in the trial of Chief Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin over the death of Timothy Adegoke who died under unfortunate circumstances in the former’s hotel in Osun State.
It would be realized that Mr. Oriyomi Hamzat’s constant call for justice for the deceased has been a source of concern for the accused.
However, the entire situation began to escalate when the SIB started plans to hand over Mr. Hamzat to the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and in the early hours of today, Thursday, 26′ of May, 2022, he was arrested and as we speak has been whisked away to Abuja.
We seek to reiterate here to well-meaning Nigerians, the media and the general public, that the reason for which Mr. Oriyomi Hamzat was arrested is his defiant call for justice for Timothy Adegoke and extensive support for the deceased’s family. We, therefore appeal to all Nigerians to kindly lend their voice to ensure that Oriyomi Hamzat won’t be subjected to inhumane treatment and undue incarceration just for standing for the truth and for humanity.
We are strengthened by the staunch support and camaraderie from several corers so far and we promise to keep the general public abreast of further developments.”