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Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Unconfirmed: Bolade Fasasi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2000
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Unconfirmed: Bolade Fasasi, January 2000, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64953fc.html [accessed 28 August 2014]
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National Association of Women Journalists
March 31, 1999, in Ibadan, Nigeria

Fasasi, an active member of the National Association of Women Journalists and former treasurer of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), was shot dead by three unidentified gunmen in Ibadan. Despite widespread calls for a government inquiry, both the motive and the perpetrators remain unknown. On May 4, another journalist and NUJ official, Lanre Arogundade, was charged with Fasasi's murder. In August, the case against him was dropped for lack of evidence.

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