Journalist Samuel Ogundipe released on bail

Journalist Samuel Ogundipe released on bail

- A Nigerian journalist detained by the Nigerian police has been released on bail

- The journalist identified as Samuel Ogundipe was granted bail by a magistrate court in Kubwa, Abuja

- He was detained on Tuesday, August 14, for publishing a report on the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services

A Journalist working with Premium Times, Samuel Ogundipe, has finally been released on Friday, August 17, after being granted bail by a magistrate court in Kubwa, Abuja.

Recall that Ogundipe was detained on Tuesday, August 14, by the Nigeria Police Force for publishing a report on the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services.

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Premium Times reports that Ogundipe was granted bail by Magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa grade 1 magistrate court in Kubwa, Abuja.

NAIJ.com gathers that the magistrate granted the journalist bail after his lawyer made an argument for it.

He was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 and a surety who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

Ogundipe met the bail condition and was subsequently released.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that some activists 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.

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.

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Source: Naija.ng

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