Police arrest, molest two Nigerian journalists covering protest

Two journalists covering a protest in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria, have been arrested and molested by the police.

Okodi Okodi and Owoidoho Udofia, who were detained briefly, said they sustained injuries from their encounter with the police.

The journalists work with a private radio station, Inspiration FM, in Uyo.

Inspiration FM, in a Facebook post, said the two journalists, including the station’s driver, Mfon Eyibio, were “battered” by some police officers on September 24 for covering a violent protest at Mbierebe Obio, a semi-rural community near the police headquarters in Uyo.

 

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Created: 02/10/2019

Author: Akpede Benedicta
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