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Journalist Fisayo Soyombo Detained By IGP Over Police Corruption Story Released

The founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism Fisayo Soyombo has been released from Police custody.

The investigative journalist had been detained on Monday on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba when he honoured a police invitation.

He was, however, granted bail after about eight hours in police custody.

FIJ, in a Facebook post, wrote, “We can confirm that our Founder Fisayo Soyombo has been released by the Force Headquarters.

“He was released on bail at exactly 6:26pm today and is to return on January 13, 2022.

“Our only offence here is that we published a TRUE story.”

Soyombo’s was detained on Monday in connection with an investigative story published by his medium in August 2021, alleging that a Deputy Inspector General of Police, Joseph Egbunike, joined other police chiefs to approve more than N1bn for some police transit camp projects in Benue, Bauchi, Plateau, Katsina and Kano states.

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