MRA tasks IGP on alleged brutalization of journalists

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has charged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to restore discipline in the force, saying officers’ constant resort to brutalisation of journalists and other innocent citizens is no longer acceptable.

The group accused Police authorities in Adamawa State of condoning and encouraging crimes against journalists following failure of the State Police Command to arrest and prosecute men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who invaded the State secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Jimeta on April 2, 2020.

They allegedly brutalised no fewer than 12 journalists, who were illegally arrested and detained at the SARS detention facility.In a statement issued by MRA Communications Officer, Idowu Adewale, the group gave Police authorities 14 days within which to arrest and initiate criminal proceedings against the SARS agents involved in the incident.

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Created: 07/04/2020

Author: Benedicta Akpede
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