FM, a privately owned radio station based in Ibadan city, in Nigeria's southwestern Oyo state, was partially demolished by bulldozer during the early hours of August 19, 2018, upon the order of the Oyo state government, Samson Akindele, head of news for Fresh FM, and David Ajiboye, station manager for Fresh FM, told CPJ. The demolition order followed Fresh FM's critical reporting on the Oyo state government, including reports on local healthcare issues and corruption allegations, Akindele and Ajiboye said. The two Fresh FM staff told CPJ they believed their reporting caused the government to pursue demolition of the station.

Report Details

Report Type: Equipment or Property Damage
Location: Oyo
Victim: Fresh FM
Affiliation: Nigeria's Fresh FM radio station partially demolished following critical reporting
Assailant: Oyo state government