Akin Adesokan

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Adesokan, a reporter with the Post Express newspaper, was arrested by State Security Service (SSS) officers on November 12, at the Nigeria-Benin border. He was returning to Lagos from Austria, where, as an author and member of the Association of Nigerian Authors, he had attended a four-month writer-in-residence program. The security officers apparently objected to photographs of dissidents such as Ken Saro-Wiwa that Adesokan had in his possession. Adesokan was held at the State Security Service (SSS) Detention Camp, in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Adesokan was released on December 31.