Alex Ogbu

2 results arranged by date

A 2021 photo of the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja, which ruled in favor of a local press group to compel the government to investigate attacks on journalists. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

CPJ urges Nigerian authorities to investigate attacks on journalists following court judgment

Abuja, February 22, 2024—Nigerian authorities must comply with a federal high court judgment ordering the government to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for attacking journalists in Nigeria, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.  In 2021 Nigerian local press freedom group Media Rights Agenda (MRA) filed a lawsuit requesting the court to compel the federal government…

Read More ›

CPJ calls for further investigation after Nigerian court finds police killed journalist Alex Ogbu

New York, June 29, 2023—In response to a court ruling that Nigerian police shot and killed journalist Alex Ogbu at a protest in 2020, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “The recent court ruling for the Nigerian Police Force to pay damages to the family of slain journalist Alex Ogbu is a…

Read More ›