Nigerian journalists charged with criminal defamation, breach of peace
On October 24, a magistrate court in Asaba, the capital of Nigeria’s southern Delta State, arraigned Ogbodu, an editor with the privately owned news website Big Pen Nigeria, and Udemude, a reporter with the privately owned National Mirror newspaper, on four counts of criminal defamation and one count of disturbing the peace, according to the journalists and a report by Big Pen Nigeria. Defamation and disturbing the peace are punishable by up to two and three years in prison, respectively, under Nigeria’s penal code.
|Victim:||Joe Ogbodu and Prince Amour Udemude|
|Affiliation:||Nigerian journalists charged with criminal defamation, breach of peace|