Court strikes out case against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri
18 September 2018 | 9:38 am
Bayelsa-based journalist, Jones Abiri, has been acquitted over allegations of ‘armed militancy’ At the time of his arrest, Abiri was the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Source Newspaper.
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