The Nigerian Police Force, Zone 11, in Osun State on Tuesday, detained a PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist, Alfred Olufemi, over a report that exposed an Islamic cleric, who raped a 16-year-old girl, in Ede.

Mr Olufemi, who was accompanied by this reporter to the police station, was detained for about six hours. The two journalists arrived at the station around 1: 30 p.m. and left the police custody around 7:15 p.m.

While in custody, a police officer bullied the two reporters and forced our correspondent to delete pictorial evidence of his colleague writing a statement at their office.


Report Details

Report Type: Harassment
Location: Osun
Victim: Alfred Olufemi
Affiliation: Police Interrogate PREMIUM TIMES’ Journalist Over Report Exposing Islamic Cleric Who Raped 16-Year-Old
Assailant: Nigeria Police