Audu Maikori who was arrested by the police on Friday,  February 17th, has been released.

This is coming after a series of tweets by Advocacy champion, Oby Ezekwesili.

Ezekwesili had said that she persuaded the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai to facilitate Audu’s release after she discovered he was arrested.

Audu was said to be  arrested for publishing a story on the killing of five students of College of Education, Gidan-Waya, Kaduna.

Audu said that his driver related the story to him, adding that the driver told him his (driver’s) brother was among the victims. Turned out the story was false; Audu apologised and retracted the statement.