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Police release "The Nation" newspaper editors

(MRA/IFEX) - On 12 October 2011, the Nigerian Police released Lawal Ogienagbon, the deputy editor of "The Nation" newspaper, Dapo Olufade, the news editor for the newspaper's Saturday and Sunday editions and Yomi Odunuga, the paper's Abuja Bureau Chief, all of whom were arrested on 11 October. The newspaper's northern operations managing editor, Yusuf Alli, was released on October 13.

Police Inspector General Hafiz Abubakar Ringim said the four editors and three non-editorial staff members were arrested following a complaint by former President Olusegun Obasanjo alleging that a letter published by the newspaper and purportedly written by him to President Goodluck Jonathan was forged. None of the editors, however, has been charged with any offence.

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