Journalist in Kaduna prison regains freedom, says “I was given VIP treatment”
Embattled online media expert and news editor of Sunday New Nigerian Newspapers, Jacob Onjewu Dickson, thrown into prison by governor El-Rufai-led state government, has regained his freedom.
He was granted bail on Friday by the Chief Magistrate Court 1 on Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kaduna, with the sum of N100,000 by a guarantor.
Speaking to journalists after being released from Kaduna convict prison, Dickson said he was treated with respect and dignity by the prison officers and even the Police Intelligence Unit, where he spent a night in cell.
“I was treated with high respect and dignity by the prison officers, I never expected. In fact, I was given VIP treatment; I was given the first room. They have high respect for journalists,” he said.
Earlier, it was learnt that a bail application was submitted by a Counsel to the Defendant, Barr. Timothy A. Bonet, before the approval was granted by the magistrate.
Court 1 will resume sitting on 12th of this month over the case bothering on alleged false information, disaffection and incitement against government. Dickson, who was invited by Commissioner of Police, Kaduna command, for interrogation spent a week in prison and one night in police detention without any form of molestation.