Update: Jelili Atiku cleared of charges

On Monday the 18th of July 2016, Nigerian performance artist Jelili Atiku (see ACAR blog entry from February 5) , poet Adeola Goloba and 4 others regained their freedom as the Ejigbo Magistrate Court struck out all criminal charges instituted against them by the Nigerian Police. According to a press release by Ayodele Ganiu, National Coordinator for the Arterial Network Nigeria, Atiku’s release, “is a victory for artistic freedom; not only in Ejigbo or Lagos State, but the whole of Nigeria. It shows immense progress for freedom of expression in the country.”

Sources and details: Arterial network, Artafrica