Naykene, editor- in- chief of the Christian Chronicle, was arrested at his home by officers of the Bureau of National Investigation on November 12, 1991. On May 14, 1992, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison with hard labor for criminal libel. The charges stemmed from an article and a letter to the editor published in October 1991. Both alleged that members of the 1979 Armed Forces Revolutionary Council personally benefited from a foreign loan. President J.J. Rawlings was head of the council at the time.