Posts Tagged ‘Released’

BREAKING: Finally, DSS release Sowore on bail, pays N100,000 fine

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 5, 2019
The State Security Service (SSS) on Thursday night released Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters. Mr Sowore was arrested on August 3 for planning a series of protests to demand good governance. Mr Sowore first met his bail on November 6, one month ago, but he was not released. A federal judge, on Thursday morning, […]

Nigerian Army releases 983 detained suspects

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 27, 2019
The Nigerian military on Wednesday released 983 people, who were detained in the country’s volatile northeastern region for alleged links to Boko Haram terrorist group. Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, commander of the military counter-terrorism operation in the region, who handed over the suspects to the state authority on Wednesday in Maiduguri, heartland of Boko Haram […]

36 years after, Trio walk out of jail for a crime they didn’t do

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 27, 2019
Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were teenagers when they were sentenced to life in prison in 1984 for murdering a Baltimore teen. They were exonerated and released on Nov. 25. The whole story In the hallway of his Baltimore middle school one afternoon in November 1983, DeWitt Duckett, 14, was shot and killed […]