I’m In Hiding, Says Nigerian Journalist Fisayo Soyombo As Security Agents Make Moves To Arrest Him

Fisayo Soyombo, a Nigerian investigative reporter, says he has gone into hiding as Nigeria’s security operatives hunt for him.

It was gathered that the Buhari regime planned to arrest Soyombo at a workshop on fake news organised by Goethe Institute on Tuesday evening but he had to pull out of the event for safety reasons.

Confirming the news with folks at SaharaReporters, Soyombo said;

It’s true. I’m in hiding.

If arrested, Soyombo might be charged with and prosecuted under Section 29 of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act.

Fisayo, in his investigative report, spent two weeks in detention — five days in a police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the Police to the point of release by the prison.

Adopting the pseudonym Ojo Olajumoke — feigned an offence for which he was arrested and detained in police custody, arraigned in court and eventually remanded in Prison. In the second of this three-part series, he exposes how the courts short-change the law, and the prisons are themselves a cesspool of the exact reasons for which they hold inmates.

Since the release of the second part of his report, the Nigerian government has been on the trail of the journalist.




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