25th June 2024
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JUST IN: Journalists Protest Over Arrest, Abduction Of Colleague

Journalists and a group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have demanded release of Daniel Ojukwu, the FIJ reporter, who has been in police custody since May 1. 

It was learnt that Ojukwu is being detained for a purported violation of the 2015 Cybercrime Act.

RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore; Bukky Shonibare, the chairman of FIJ’s Board of Trustees and Executive Director of Invictus Africa; Deji Adeyanju, others are in attendance at the protest at Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Some of the organisations protesting are: the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Gatefield, Invictus Africa, Enough is Enough Nigeria, Accountability Lab, Global Rights, Dataphyte, Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO), and the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), among others.

Thursday, May 9 makes it the ninth day since some operatives reportedly  abducted Ojukwu in Lagos where he was initially held for three days before he was transferred to Abuja by the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), the highest investigating arm of the police.

Details shortly…

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