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SSS releases detained journalist, Jones Abiri

Detained Nigerian journalist, Jones Abiri, has been released.

Mr Abiri, who was detained on May 22 after his arraignment at a Federal High court in Abuja, was released after meeting all his bail conditions on Friday evening.

The journalist was first arrested in 2016 and released two years after intense campaign by activists and the media.

PREMIUM TIMES reported that his lawyer, Samuel Ogala, as saying that he was out on bail after his surety, Godknows Igali, provided all thr necessary documents.

Mr Abiri, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Source newspaper, is facing trial for alleged links to armed militancy in the Niger Delta.

Although Mr Abiri was granted bail in June, but he was unable to meet the bail conditions till October 21, when varied the conditions.

The initial bail which had a bond of N100 million had included a condition that he produced a surety within Abuja in like sum.

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