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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Firstnews Editor Regains Freedom

The abducted Editor of FirstNews Online Newspaper, Segun Olatunji, has regained freedom.

Following concerns about his whereabouts, the International Press Institute, IPI Nigeria, revealed that the editor was in the custody of the Defence Intelligence Agency, DIA, an agency under the command of Major General Emmanuel Undiandeye, who reports to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Chris Musa.

Shortly after the IPI made this disclosure, the Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, told some editors that the military had confirmed that the editor was in their custody.

IPI in a statement on Wednesday called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to order the Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, to release Olatunji.

Recall that on March 15, gunmen had invaded Olatunji’s residence at Iyana Odo, Abule Egba area of Lagos , and abducted him.

The management of the media platform linked the incident to a story published by FirstNews.

Olatunji, however, spent 12 days in custody before his eventual release.



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