An Abuja High Court has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Nigeria Police Force to release Tim Elombah, the detained Editor of online news website, Elombah.com, within 24 hours.
Elombah has been in police custody since January 1 allegedly on the orders of Idris because of an uncomplimentary opinion article on the website.
Justice Ajoke ordered the police to release Elombah after setting a condition of one reasonable surety with N500, 000 in like sum for his bail.
The journalist, in his fundamental rights suit, is seeking N1 billion naira in damages against the Inspector General of Police and the force.
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