Pressure mounts on police to release detained Premium Times journalist

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Pressure is mounting on the Government and the Nigerian police to release detained Premium Times journalist; Samuel Ogundipe as Nigerians take to the Social media to condemn the act and demand his release.

Premium Times had reported that the Nigerian police, through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Tuesday arrested and detained Samuel Ogundipe, who covers the security sector.

Apart from Ogundipe, Premium Times said the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed, and its education correspondent, Azeezat Adedigba, were also briefly detained and manhandled by the police at the SARS headquarters in Abuja.

It was later revealed that Ogundipe was arrested because he refused to name the source of a story he had written concerning last week’s illegal invasion of the National Assembly by the men of the Department of State Security.

The social media is awash with news of Ogundipe’s arrest and calls from concerned Nigerians for his release. #Freesamuelogundipe is currently trending on twitter.

Today’s Echo joins its voice with that of several Nigerians condemning this violation of right to Freedom of Information and we demand the release of Samuel Ogundipe.

See some tweets below:

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