The suspect who leaked the draft speech of President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast hours before his COVID-19 nationwide broadcast on Monday has been arrested, according to Mr Femi Adesina.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity revealed this in a piece entitled ‘Enemies Of The State’ where he noted that the suspect was responsible and likened the situation to an action-thriller film produced in 1998 starring American actor Will Smith.
According to him, an enemy of the state struck in Nigeria on Monday and this time, it was non-fiction. The President’s spokesman noted that as the country waited for the speech to be televised at 8pm with great expectations, a purported copy of the broadcast began to circulate on social media from about 4pm.
He added that after assessing the document being circulated on social media, he discovered that it was a rogue copy. Adesina said the copy being circulated was different from the President’s broadcast, adding that the suspect was eventually traced and made to answer for his action.