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BREAKING: Police free journalist Daniel Ojukwu after nine days

by John Ojewale
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Daniel Ojukwu, a journalist with the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), has been released from police prison.

Police have detained Ojukwu since May 1, when he was “abducted” by officers in Lagos.

Ojukwu’s family and FIJ administration were ignorant of his location until 48 hours after he was reported missing.

The Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) then transported him to the Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre (NPF-NCCC) in Abuja.

They eventually transferred him to the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID).

The authorities imposed harsh bail terms on the FIJ’s attorneys and negotiators.

However, as civil society organisations marched to the Force Headquarters on Thursday to demand his release, police began to soften their stance, and he was eventually released on Friday.

According to Abimbola Ojenike, the FIJ’s counsel, “Daniel Ojukwu’s case is one of the most egregious cases of human rights violation and misuse of police powers against journalists”.



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cc: Daily Post Ng

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