News of Kemi Omololu Olunloyo's arrest hit the social media after she was able to share the news prior to her being whisked away by the Nigeria Police Force from her home in Ibadan.
Since the incidence happened on Tuesday, nothing was heard of the journalist until she shared the latest information on her page a while ago.
Apparently, Kemi Olunloyo was whisked to Port Harcourt from Ibadan despite the Police telling her it wasn't a criminal offence that prompted the invitation.
According to Kemi who had access to her phone today, she us being remanded in Port Harcourt prison for defamation of character and it involves a certain pastor in Port Harcourt which she wrote about.
The 52 year old blogger is being held with another blogger who reposted the story, she has been denied bailed and charged to appear in court on March 23rd, meaning she is to remain in the prison till then.
"I am in high spirits " she says. She also said it would be useless to use her very powerful connections and she has resolved to let the law take its cause.
Note that Olunloyo's father was a governor in Oyo State and is still quite powerful.
Read her full account here! Straight from the horse's mouth.
- @Regrann from @hnnafrica - Dear Media, , fans. I was driven by the NPF to Port Harcourt on orders of the IG. Pastor David Ibiyeomie says I criminally defamed him because I posted a letter his church member sent to me alleging corruption and adultery. :
Both newsmakers refused to answer the allegations but Ibiyeomie called me several times to threaten me with lawsuits, death from above and misfortune. Church spokesman did the same with Danielle Ogbeche of Daily Post too. I have been charged with a cybercrime along with a Rivers state journalist who simply syndicated my story. 500 blogs did. Cybercrime? in the Nigerian constitution and remanded in prison. :
Next week 23rd I appear in court again for a second bail attempt. I will be in this Port Harcourt prison till then. THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD. #Journalism is not a crime. I love you all. Pls trend #FreeKOO #FreeMadamHNN.
@ludovicca_iacinno pls tell the world. Tweet it to the Toronto Sun's @Joe_warmington. Pls every one let Joe know. I'm in high spirits. The NPF recommended NO bail. Police is never your friend in Nigeria. I will always be a proud international investigative journalist. I will not see my phone again for a week. Off to a Nigerian prison. Mass Comm students never give up. I don't need my powerful connections. I want the law to run its course. GOD BLESS #FREETHESHEEPLE #KEMIOLUNLOYO - #regrann