Kunle Ajibade

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Police arrested Ajibade, an editor of the daily TheNEWS, and demanded to know the source of the article “No One Guilty: The Commission of lnquiry Presents an Empty File Regarding Suspects in the Coup d’Etat.” He was also held because of his refusal to divulge the whereabouts of his colleague Dapo Olonmyomi, who went underground. In July, Ajibade and George Mbah of Tell magazine were secretly tried by a special military tribunal, charged as 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.