Gov. Bello Orders Arrest Of Blogger Over $12m Cars For Traditional Rulers
Austin Okai, a blogger in Kogi State, has been arrested on the orders of Governor Yahaya Bello for circulating reports of his alleged inflation of contracts to acquire vehicles for traditional rulers and his commissioners.
Earlier today, he was arraigned at a Magistrate Court in Lokoja on charges of falsely accusing the government of buying cars worth $12m, orchestrating rumors of the governor’s death, and inciting the public against the governor.
One of those aides, Nda Aaron, who is the special Assistant (Political) to the governor, threatened in a Facebook post to “personally go after [Mr. Okai] and deal with him.