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SERAP threatens to drag Tinubu to court over kidnap of news editor Segun Olatunji

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has charged President Bola Tinubu to order the release of FirstNews editor, Segun Olatunji.

SERAP said failure to release Olatunji within 48 hours would lead to legal action against the President.

Posting on X, SERAP wrote: “BREAKING: The Tinubu administration must immediately release Segun Olatunji, editor of FirstNews who was reportedly arrested in Lagos by the military. Journalists should never be arrested for doing their job. We’ll see in court if he is not released within 48 hours. @officialABAT”

Olatunji was recently abducted by gunmen suspected to be soldiers on Friday from his home in the Iyana Odo, Abule Egba area of Lagos State.

In a statement on Saturday, the management of the online newspaper linked the action to a recent story published by FirstNews titled, “Revealed: “Defence Chief running office like family business – Public Interest Lawyers”, published by many other online platforms.

The management also linked his abduction to another report titled, “EXCLUSIVE: How contractor, company stole N100bn, laundered funds for top govt officials – Investigation”, which was later pulled down.

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