- Protesters have stormed police headquarters to demand for the release of Premium Times reporter
- He was arrested for publishing a report on the invasion of the National Assembly
- The newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed and another reporter, Azeezat Adedigba, were also briefly detained
Some activists have stormed the Nigeria police headquarters in Abuja to demand the immediate release of Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe.
Omoyele Sowore of the Sahara Reporters, social activist and music icon, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, and Deji Adeyanju were among the people protesting at the police headquarters.
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The journalist was arrested for publishing a report on the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services. He was asked to reveal the source of his story on the IGP’s memo to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the invasion, Premium Times reports.
The newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed, Azeezat Adedigba, its education correspondent,were also briefly detained by the police at the SARS headquarters in Abuja.
Sowore while speaking at the police headquaters insisted that the police should release Samuel to them.
“We came here so that we can resolve this problem. Bring out Ogundipe, we leave. It’s as simple as that,” Sowore said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that two years after he was arrested and detained without trial by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly having links with militants in the Niger Delta region, Jones Abiri, has finally regained his freedom.
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The journalist was released on Wednesday, August 16, after outcry by Nigerians and many international agencies.
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