Nigeria Clamps Down On Free Speech: Police Chief Keeps Journalist Detained Over Critical Article

by Samuel Ogundipe The police have released Andrew Elombah, a London-based Nigerian journalist, who was arrested by their operatives on Monday, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. But Mr. Elombah’s brother, Timothy, who was also arrested, would be kept in custody for another seven days based on a warrant signed by a magistrate. Police told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday afternoon that they arrested the brothers and, ”a third person” and would be filing criminal charges against them. The brothers were taken to a magistrate’s court in Mpape, Abuja, on Tuesday where a warrant was...

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Published By: newsrescue - Tuesday, 2 January