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Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Confirmed: Okezie Amaruben

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1999
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1998 - Motive Confirmed: Okezie Amaruben, January 1999, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64951f23.html [accessed 22 August 2014]
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Newsservice
September 2, 1998, in Enugu, Nigeria

Amaruben, publisher of Newsservice magazine, was shot and killed by an Enugu State police officer. Amaruben was checking on a printing job being done for him in a shop when police officers verbally and physically attacked him. One placed a pistol to his forehead and hit him with the gun after he had identified himself as a journalist. People at the scene told the police officers that Amaruben was not the person they were looking for. He was being forced into a police vehicle when the officer fired his gun and the bullet pierced Amaruben's skull. Authorities confirmed that the officer who shot Amaruben was arrested shortly after the murder.

Medium:Print
Job:Publisher / Owner
Beats Covered:Business, Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials
Impunity:Partial
Taken Captive:Yes
Tortured:No
Threatened:No

 

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