Babafemi Ojudu

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Operatives of the State Security Service arrested Ojudu, managing editor of TheNews/TEMPO/PM News group, upon his return to Lagos from Nairobi, Kenya, where he had taken part in a seminar organized by the Freedom Forum. He is being held at the Ikoyi prison. Although authorities have given no reason for his imprisonment, it follows a pattern of harassment of the publishing group, which has resulted in the arrests of several other journalists affiliated with the group. In a letter to Gen. Sani Abacha, CPJ Protested the November arrests of Ojudu and other journalists affiliated with the publishing group, and called for an end to the systematic censorship of the group’s publications.