Babatunji Wusu

Beats Covered:
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Security operatives who presented themselves as Federal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau officers arrested Wusu, an administrator with TheNews, at the magazine’s editorial office in Lagos. The men were unable to find the editors they were seeking, so they arrested Wusu instead and took him to their Ikoyi office. The action appears to have been in connection with an article published in the September 15 issue of TheNews titled, “Panic Over Abacha’s Illness.” CPJ has been unable to confirm Wusu’s whereabouts.