Journalist Lekan Fatodu Leads Protest Against Sahara Reporter's Sowore Omoyele (PHOTOS)

Published 2 years ago by: Giwa bayo
at 04:00 PM, 16/06/2017 (2 years ago)

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A journalist and PR consultant, Lekan Fatodu has led hundreds of anti-fake news and anti-blackmail protesters to the newly opened office of online news agent, Saharareporters, in Lagos. Recall that Fatodu got the online medium’s publisher, Sowore Omoyele, arrested in January 2017 for allegedly threatening Fatodu’s life, criminal defamation and blackmail.
Addressing the crowd during the protest, Fatodu said it had become absolutely necessary to raise serious awareness on the danger of fake news which he said was not only bad for the health of the nation but also troubling for the well-being of the populace.
“It should be very well stated that this is the first anti-fake, anti-blackmail and cyberbullying campaign in Nigeria. And there’s no better time to speak in loud voice on the grave danger of the trend of fake news than this critical moment.
“If you notice, countries of the West that are well advanced are disturbed by this and are working on how to hinder the advancement of the ugly phenomenon.  “Therefore we in this part of the developing world should be more worried. And we don’t need to wait for the government on how to tackle this dangerous development. Consequences of fake news are as bad for the health of the nation as they are bad for the general well-being of the populace. “Also, this location which is part of the route for this walk is symbolic because the building we are looking at 13B Isaac John GRA Ikeja is the office of Saharareporters, the headquarters of fake news in Nigeria which is run by the most notorious blackmailer in the history of Nigeria, Sowore Omoyele.
It was inside that building I got Sowore arrested in January and the case is still in Panti police station. “I’ve written to Governor Ambode on the criminality that goes on in this property.
Interestingly, the respected Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka had also warned that Sowore should toe the path of rectitude because now that his address is known he can easily be picked up when he commits any wrongful acts. “I’m leading this critical discussion because I’m a lucky survivor of Sowore’s malicious fake news, criminal blackmail and violence. So I believe with this effort we can attract more critical stakeholders to join the conversation and save many other innocent souls from destructive news peddlers, and thereby deepen peace and order in the society”. Saharareporters which has been operating from the US before now made a quiet launch of its office in Lagos about three weeks ago.

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ruthie at 04:12 PM, 16/06/2017 (2 years ago)
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Larry28 at 04:15 PM, 16/06/2017 (2 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
morgan1 at 04:16 PM, 16/06/2017 (2 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
princezzo at 04:18 PM, 16/06/2017 (2 years ago)
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That fake reporter shld be arrested

Watch the most Hilarious Comedy short film by two years old funny actor. He's so funny Grin
CHRISETTE at 04:53 PM, 16/06/2017 (2 years ago)
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They will always be no smoke without fire
chukkychukky at 06:02 PM, 16/06/2017 (2 years ago)
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i hate sahara

benosky4 at 07:12 PM, 16/06/2017 (2 years ago)
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Crack them down, very good.

osayan1 at 10:52 AM, 19/06/2017 (2 years ago)
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na sahara dsert nia d sahara brain dey


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