Nigerian Journalist Denied Legal Counsel in Secret Arraignment

The Nigerian police began the prosecution of Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe on Wednesday, denying him access to his lawyers. On Tuesday, three journalists from Premium Times, an AllAfrica media partner, were detained by police and questioned about their sources. Two, including the editor-in-chief, were released within a few hours, while Ogundipe, the reporter who wrote a story about the police, was kept in custody.

Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja

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Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter at Premium Times

Police letter to a Premium Times reporter.

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