The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

‘Fisayo Soyombo

‘Fisayo Soyombo is best known for his undercover work, such as spending five days in a police cell as a suspect and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison — to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system; or the journalist who drove the equivalent of a stolen vehicle from Abuja to Lagos, passing through a whopping 86 checkpoints in a journey of over 1,600km that lasted a cumulative 28hours 17minutes.

He also investigated the abandonment of soldiers injured in battle against Boko Haram and the corruption in the handling of corpses at government-run mortuaries and cemeteries.

In 2019, he went under cover for three weeks as a patient of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.
Currently the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ).

Summer Conference Event
 — Keynote Talk

Talks at #CIJSummer 2023

We will be bringing some of the best investigative journalists and investigators to #CIJSummer 2023. We are delighted to have 'Fisayo Soyombo, a Nigerian investigative journalist and editor best knwn for his undercover investigations as one of this year's keynote speakers.
Founder/Editor-in-Chief at Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ)