According to his lawyer, Samuel Ogala, the federal prosecutors has filed three counts of terrorism, economic sabotage, and fraud against Abiri. It is alleged that Abiri sent text messages from his phone number to Shell and Agip officials, threatening to blow their oil installations if his demands were not met. All the offences allegedly took place between June and July 2016. He was also accused of leading a gang of activists to blow up pipelines in Bayelsa. Abiri pleaded not guilty.
Journalist Jones Abiri Charged With Terrorism
Premium Times, 22 May 2019
The Nigerian government on Wednesday arraigned journalist Jones Abiri for alleged economic sabotage and terrorism. Read more »
Nigeria Drops to 120th On World Press Freedom Index
Guardian, 18 April 2019
Nigeria has dropped one place to 120th in the latest World Press Freedom Index released by the international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders. Read more »
Lawyers for journalist Jones Abiri has said that their client has been released by the Department of State Services after his arrest this past weekend. This is the second time ... Read more »
Jones Abiri, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Weekly Source newspaper, has been released. The State Security Service charged Abiri for supporting militancy on July ... Read more »
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