In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, September, 2020

Worldwide Press Centre Seeks For The Launch Of Journalists Arrested Whereas Protecting Protest In Lagos

International Press Centre Seeks For The Release Of Journalists Arrested While Covering Protest In Lagos

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Worldwide Press Centre Seeks For The Launch Of Journalists Arrested Whereas Protecting Protest In Lagos

The Worldwide Press Centre, IPC, Lagos-Nigeria, has condemned the “illegal” arrests of four journalists who had been masking a protest within the state.

Protesters had been marching in Lagos towards the deregistration of political events and improve in gasoline worth and electrical energy tariff, when cops swooped on them, arresting 14 of the protesters.

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4 journalists, who had been masking the protest, had been additionally arrested and brought to the state police command in Ikeja.

A number of the arrested protesters embody Dagga Tolar, SPN NEC member; Chinedu Bosah, SPN Nationwide Secretary; Hassan Taiwo Soweto, SPN Nationwide Youth Chief, and 11 others.

The arrested journalists are Ifeoluwa Adediran of Premium Instances, Abiodun Ayeoba of Sahara Reporters; Awoniyi Oluwatosin of ObjecTV media, and Daniel Tanimu of Galaxy TV whose digital camera was seized.

A number of the journalists’ telephones had been additionally seized.

Reacting to the arrests of the journalists, the Worldwide Press Centre, IPC, Lagos-Nigeria, mentioned the transfer is “illegal” and known as for the “quick and unconditional launch of the journalists”. The group additionally requested for the police to “return their seized devices and pay compensation for the broken ones.”

The assertion reads: “The Worldwide Press Centre, IPC, Lagos-Nigeria hereby condemns the illegal arrest of 4 journalists, Ifeoluwa Adediran of Premium Instances, Abiodun Ayeoba of Sahara Reporters, Awoniyi Oluwatosin of Goal Media and Daniel Tanimu of Galaxy Tv early at present, September 10, 2020, whereas masking a peaceable protest on the gasoline worth improve in Yaba, Lagos State.

“Spokesperson for the organizers of the protest – the Socialist Celebration of Nigeria – Comrade Hassan Soweto, who was equally arrested confirmed that, ‘The cameras and telephones of the journalists had been seized whereas they had been taken to the Lagos State Police Command.’

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“IPC disapproves the harassment and brutalization of the journalists in the middle of reputable responsibility and notably decries the seizure and harm to their working instruments”.

“IPC calls for the quick and unconditional launch of the journalists. The Police must also return their seized devices and pay compensation for the broken ones.

“IPC reiterates that the precise to peacefully assemble and ventilate grievances over authorities insurance policies is roofed by the legal guidelines of the federation and shouldn’t be tampered with arbitrarily.”

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