Nigeria: Straight in – Police release Nigerian journalist, Ojukwu, after nine days of detention

However, the conditions of Mr. Ojukwu’s release remain unclear at the time of filing this report.Daniel Ojukwu, the detained journalist with The Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has regained freedom.

Sir. Ojukwu was released by the police on Friday afternoon after spending nine days in detention.FIJ founder, Fisayo Soyombo, confirmed his release to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday.

However, the conditions of Mr. Ojukwu’s release remain unclear at the time of filing this report.

Abduction of the journalist

Reported how Mr. Ojukwu disappeared on Wednesday with his phone numbers switched off and where he is unknown to colleagues, family and friends. The next day, FIJ made a missing person report at police stations in the area where he was on his way.

Sir. Ojukwu’s family and employer would later find out that he was ‘abducted’ by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Inspector General of Police and held incommunicado at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti in Lagos.

The reporter was on Sunday transferred to the Nigerian Police Force National Cyber ​​Crime Center (NPF-NCCC) in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), where he was detained for another five days.

On Thursday, Nigerian journalists and civil society organizations staged a peaceful protest at the Nigerian Police Headquarters in Abuja.

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