Abiri Jones, who was detained on May 22 after his arraignment at a Federal High Court in Abuja, was released after meeting all bail conditions on Friday evening. He was first arrested in 2016 and released two years later after intense campaign by activists and the media.
Nigerian journalist, Abiri Jones, has thanked Nigerians for demanding for his release from detention.
He was first arrested in 2016 and released two years later after intense campaign by activists and the media.
He called on Nigerians to work tirelessly to ensure that other journalist in arbitrary detention were released as soon as possible.
Abiri Jones added, “I thank those that fought for my release, the advocacy brought justice for my freedom.
“I thank my legal team, Amnesty International and every media organisation who worked cautiously for my release.
“I appreciate their tireless efforts while I was in custody. Don’t rest on your laurel, we have other media practitioners.”
The initial bail which had a bond of 100 Million Naira had included a condition that Mr. Abiri produced a surety within Abuja in like sum.