Police detain journalist after honouring Inspector General’s invitation

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Monday, ordered the detention of investigative journalist, ‘Fisayo Soyombo, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

National Infinity learnt that Soyombo, the founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism, was detained when he honoured a police invitation.

He was, however, granted bail after about eight hours in police custody.

He was admitted to bail in the sum of N5m with one surety in like sum.

FIJ, in a Facebook post, wrote, “We can confirm that our Founder Fisayo Soyombo has been released by the Force Headquarters.

“He was released on bail at exactly 6:26pm today and is to return on January 13, 2022.

“Our only offence here is that we published a TRUE story.”

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