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Detained Premium Times Reporter Granted N.5m Bail



A journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, who has been detained since Tuesday by Police in Abuja has regained his freedom.

According to a report by his employers, Premium Times, he was granted bail on Friday, after he was arraigned before a Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court.

The court presided over by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed granted Ogundipe bail in the sum of N500,000 and a surety who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

The bail conditions were met and Mr Ogundipe was released.

Mr Ogundipe’s detention has been condemned by Nigerians, local and international rights groups including Amnesty International and Committee to Protect Journalists.

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