Nigeria: Journalist arrested, faces libel suit over football stories
16 Nov 2011

A journalist in Nigeria has been arrested and is facing a libel lawsuit over stories detailing alleged corruption in the Nigerian Football Federation.

Olajide Fashikun, editor of the National Accord newspaper, was arrested last Wednesday following a series of news articles, in which he claimed a letter from FIFA president Sepp Blatter to Aminu Maigari on his election as head of the Nigerian Football Federation, had a forged signature.

Following the arrest, the offices of National Accord newspaper were ransacked, and the journalist’s laptop and hard drive were seized.

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