Nigeria’s state security service says it is still detaining journalist Omoyele Sowore – who is facing treason charges – despite him being granted bail, because nobody came to claim him.
But Sahara Reporters, the news website Mr Sowore founded, reported that his lawyers were denied access when attempting to collect him.
Mr Sowore was arrested in August after calling for a revolution.
The arrest has sparked a public outcry against the intelligence service.
Mr Sowore was also a presidential candidate in the February 2019 election.
An activist and journalist who lives in the US, he has been charged with treason, money laundering and “cyberstalking” for allegedly sharing false and insulting information about President Muhammadu Buhari, who won a second term at the elections.