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A Nigerian journalist, Ibraheem Hamza Mohammed, changed into on Friday released from detention center after the Nigerian National Committee of the Global Press Institute (IPI Nigeria) intervened in his case.

The Nasarawa Train Portray of the Nigeria Police arrested Mohammed on 1st Would possibly well per chance furthermore after he changed into accused of falsely publishing that N40 million changed into stolen from Governor Abdullahi Sule’s mattress room. The article changed into published on 22 February 2024 on FirstNews, a Lagos-essentially essentially based online newspaper.

The police then charged him with violation of the Cybercrime Act and secured an bellow for his remand at the Medium Security Custodian Centre in Lafia, the Nasarawa Train capital, pending the graduation of trial.

Alternatively, the journalist changed into released Friday after a Nasarawa Excessive Court sitting in Doma granted him bail after spending 10 days in penal complex.

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A assertion signed by the Precise Adviser/Chairman, Advocacy Committee, Tobi Soniyi, said he’ll stay on bail till 13 Would possibly well per chance furthermore when the police are expected to withdraw the prices towards him and stop the trial.

“To stable his liberate, IPI Nigeria’s delegation led by the President, Musikilu Mojeed, visited Lafia on 6 Would possibly well per chance furthermore, meeting with top officials of the Nasarawa Train govt, including Governor Sule, Lawyer Overall and Commissioner for Justice, Labaran Magaji and the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ibrahim Addra,” he said.

He said the management of FirstNews has apologised to Governor Sule over the memoir, announcing “It has since came upon that the said memoir lacked any accumulate of truth and that the reporter merely concocted the memoir in his expose to pursue a private vendetta towards the governor.”


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