On August 3, at least four police officers slapped, kicked, and used their batons to beat Obarayese, a correspondent for the privately-owned Daily Post newspaper, while he was reporting on officers’ enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions in Old Garage, a suburb of the western Osun State’s capital Oshogbo, according to the journalist, who spoke with CPJ via phone and messaging app, and a report by the Daily Post.

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Report Details

Report Type: Physical Attack
Location: Osun
Victim: Sikiru Obarayese
Affiliation: Daily Post newspaper
Assailant: Policemen