Fisayo Soyombo Feels Unsafe As Security Agents Hunt For Him After Undercover Report On Police, Prisons

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An award-winning Nigerian investigative journalist, Fisayo Soyombo, has expressed concerns over suspected plans to arrest him after publishing his undercover investigation story exposing corruption in the Nigeria’s police and prisons systems.

The journalist is being wanted, according to reports, by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime, for exposing corrupt practices in the Nigeria Police Force and Nigerian Correctional Service.

To carry out this investigative work, Soyombo said he adopted a pseudo name, Ojo Olajumoke, and feigned an offence for which he was arrested and detained in police custody, arraigned in court and eventually remanded in prison.

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

Soyombo’s story segmented into three parts was eventually published in two online media, The Cable and TheICIRI.

It was gathered that the Buhari regime planned to arrest Soyombo at a workshop on fake news organised by Goethe Institute on Tuesday evening.

He has since pulled out of the event.

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