Detained Journalist, Jones Abiri, Freed After Two Years In Detention
Jones Abiri, the Nigerian journalist detained for over two years has been released.
The journalist was released on Wednesday evening after he met his bail conditions, his lawyer told PREMIUM TIMES.
Despite local and international pressure, Nigerian officials including the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, claimed Mr Abiri is not a journalist and tried to justify his illegal detention.
The court last week reviewed his bail conditions which were eventually met on Wednesday evening.
Mr Abiri’s lawyer, Samuel Ogala, also told PREMIUM TIMES his client’s trial continues at the Abuja magistrate court in Zone 2, Wuse on Thursday.