Police arraign two journalists over story about factory owned by Buhari's aide

Wed Nov 13th, 2019 - Abuja (FCT)

The Nigeria Police has arraigned the editor of NewsDigest, Abuja-based online newspaper, Gidado Yushau and award-winning campus journalist, Alfred Olufemi before a magistrate court in Ilorin Metropolis over an investigative report on hemp smoking published on 19 May 2018.

Reports said the duo were arraigned over a petition from a company owned by the just appointed Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Finance and Economy, Dr. Sarah Alade.

The investigative report titled “Inside Kwara factory where Indian hemp smoking is legalised” was authored by Olufemi, a student journalist from one of Nigeria’s university.




source: Guardian