We received news this evening that Alan Shadrake, author of Once a Jolly Hangman, has been arrested at about 8am this morning at his hotel.
Alan Shadrake is now undergoing investigations at Cantonment Police Headquarters for alleged offences of criminal defamation and other offences. The arrest was made pursuant to a police report made by the Media Development Authority on 16 July 2010. Alan has also been served with applications by the Attorney-General for an order of commital of Contempt of Court.
We have been to Cantonment Police Headquarters and the police confirmed his arrested but was not able to tell us when he would be put on bail.
More information will be given when we have them.
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