A blogger, Abubakar Sidiqu Usman has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Thursday following the pressure from member of the public and social media communities.
Usman took to his official twitter handle 36 hours after he was released to thank the media and his 19,400 followers on the social network saying he was freed because of the pressure and condemnation that EFCC received from Nigerians.
“I would like to thank my family, friends, my legal team, members of the All Progressives Congress Youth Forum, members of the Nigerian online community, and hundreds of thousands of Nigerians who in one way or another spoke out against my unconstitutional detention by the EFCC.
“Your tweets, posts, and demands for the constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of speech led to my release as well as the victory that we have achieved today. This experience has stirred up broader conversations on the roles of our statutory established institutions, the parameters of our laws, and our civil liberties as citizens of our great Federal Republic.”