Detained Journalist, Samuel Ogundipe Released From SARS Custody

0
Nigerian Journalist Samuel Ogundipe
Samuel Ogundipe

<

div dir=’auto’>

, a journalist with Premium Times, who was arrested and detained by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force, has been released. He was released on Friday morning after he was granted bail by Abdulwahab Mohammed, the Magistrate of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Abuja. The judge granted a bail in the sum of N500,000 and a surety, resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
Ogundipe was released after the bail conditions were met. His arrest, which sparked outrage within and outside Nigeria, led to a protest, as Nigerians marched to the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday to demand his release. Although the Police fired tea-gas canisters at the protesters, who had to flee from the scene, they, however, regrouped and marched back to the Force Headquarters, insisting that he must be released.

<

Massive Recruitment at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) – APPLY NOW

div dir=”auto”>

PAY ATTENTION TO: BREAKING: Two killed, many trapped as four-storeyed building collapses in Abuja [PHOTOS/VIDEO]

His arrest, according to the Police, was premised on his refusal to disclose the source of his story on the memo of the Inspector General of Police to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

READ ALSO:2019 election: INEC’s budget fraudulent, criminal, unacceptable

MORE POSTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.