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 22 October 2017]|
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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.