Police release Premium Times Publisher and journalist on bail,Hours after arrest

Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of Premium Times and judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu who were arrested at around 5:00 p.m Thursday evening, have been released.

They were released on bail and instructed to report at the FCT Police Command Headquarters by 8:00 a.m. Friday morning.
The journalists were arrested after several plain-clothed officers raided PREMIUM TIMES office.

The newspaper’s managing editor, Idris Akinbajo, hailed the “overwhelming” support from Nigerians and readers around the world. He said the paper would release a full statement after the journalists meet the police on Friday morning.