UN condemns murder of Nigerian journalist

Paul Abayomi Ogundeji, a reporter with the Nigerian newspaper ThisDay, was shot and killed in the Nigerian capital Lagos on 17 August. His killer or killers have still not been found. Simon Kolawole a colleague of Ogundeji, bemoaned the state of the justice system in such killings,

Those of us who have no police escorts, no convoys, no sirens and no bullet-proof cars must continue to trust in God for protection, since we cannot even ask for justice – much less get it. What a country. link

The UN Secretary General condemned the killing. Mr Ogundeji, is the second ThisDay journalist to be murdered in two years. Ogundeji will be buried tomorrow in the Atan cemetery in Lagos.