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First Weekly Magazine Editor Arrested

Dipo Awojobi, Editor of First Weekly Magazine has been arrested.

His wife, Mrs. Omolara Awojobi revealed that she was at her shop in Alimosho, Lagos on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 when some men called her to get an address for a package to be delivered to her from God Is Good, a land-based logistics chain run by God Is Good Motors…

“I told them I was not expecting any delivery from anywhere, but they mentioned my name over and again and insisted that I was the one whose name was on the purported package.”

“Ater calling my husband to inform him about the calls, I gave them my shop address and the men arrived shortly thereafter.”

“It was when they arrived that they said a stolen car was registered in my husband’s name and they needed me to follow them to Area ‘F’ Command Headquarters in Ikeja.”

“When we reached there, they detained me and asked me to call my husband who was in Lekki at the time to come to the station.”

“As soon as my husband arrived, he was told a petition from Mr Olumide Aderinokun had been pending against him and he was subsequently arrested, it was then I was allowed to go home. But at about 6:00a.m. today, Friday, November 8th, 2019 I received a call from my husband that he was being moved to Abuja by a police team.”

We gathered that the arrest is linked to an alleged corruption story about Olumide Aderinokun, an Ogun State politician and brother of the late Tayo Aderinokun of GTBank.

The publication on September 1, 2019 said Mr. Aderinokun had been under police investigation for alleged bank fraud in excess of N90million. The report also said Mr. Aderinokun, 48, had been previously arraigned for alleged land fraud in Lagos.

Mr. Aderinokun, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives during the 2019 general election, subsequently drafted a petition to the police over the story.

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