Sahara Reporters bank account was “frozen” by Nigerian government

The Nigerian bank account of Sahara Reporters, owned by embattled journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore, was frozen without advance notice in October, Committee to Protect Journalists said.

“Sahara Reporters’ Nigeria-based account with Guaranty Trust Bank was frozen without warning in October, La Keisha Landrum Pierre, Sahara Reporters’ chief operating officer, told CPJ.

Pierre told CPJ the bank said the account was subject to “a government hold” and “not able to be operated,” but would not elaborate.

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Created: 12/12/2019

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