Nigerians storm police headquarters, demand release of Samuel Ogundipe(photos)

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Several protesters on Thursday stormed the police headquarters in Abuja to demand the release of a Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe.

The protesters defied stern gun-wielding police officers to carry out the protest in the Nigerian capital.

Led by Deji Adeyanju and Charles Oputa of the #OurMumuDoneDo movement, the protesters asked that the journalist be released immediately.

Sahara Reporters owner,Sowore, was also present at the protest venue.

Mr Ogundipe was arrested and detained on Tuesday for refusing to disclose his source for a story. He was secretly tried by the police on Wednesday and denied access to legal representation at the trial.

The journalist and Premium Times have denied any wrongdoing.

The detention of the journalist has been condemned by local and international rights groups including Amnesty International and Committee to Protect Journalists.

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