George Mbah

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Mbah, assistant editor of Tell magazine, was arrested by soldiers for contributing to a report about a military officer who died during interrogation regarding his involvement in an alleged coup plot. In July, Mbah and Kunle Ajibade of TheNEWS were secretly tried by a special military tribunal, charged with being accessories to treasonable felony and sentenced to prison terms of undisclosed length. On Oct. 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day, the Provisional Ruling Council amended their sentences to 15 years in prison.