Press Statement

OrderPaper Nigeria received the news of the arrest of Premium Times Editor-In-chief, Muskilu Mojeed; Education reporter, Azeezat Adedigba; and Security reporter, Samuel Ogundipe on Tuesday the 14th of August, with great shock.

The trio were reportedly apprehended in relation to a story on the report submitted by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on the recent invasion of the National Assembly by men of the State Security Service (SSS). Although Mojeed and Adedigba have been released, Ogundipe has remained in detention.

This latest incident is a sad reminder of the unending harassment and vilification that members of the press are exposed to in the course of carrying out their legitimate assignments in a supposed democratic dispensation.

We vehemently condemn this ugly incident and call on the relevant authorities to do the needful by releasing Samuel Ogundipe as his continued detention is unjustifiable and alien to the laws of the land.

Damilola Adeniran

For Executive Director,

OrderPaper Nigeria.

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