Nigerian Court Strikes Out Case Against Journalist Jones Abiri

An Abuja magistrate's court has struck out a case against journalist Jones Abiri for lack of jurisdiction. Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services in 2016 and accused of being the leader of the joint revolutionary council of separatist group, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force. He was also accused of threatening oil companies and demanding money from them. Abiri was arraigned in July following public outcry over his two-year detention. He was granted bail in August.

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