The culture of impunity by the Nigeria Police continued on Saturday as the Ekiti state command of the force expelled a team of journalists who were in the state to cover the ongoing governorship election in the state.
The Chairman of the Ekiti state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Rotimi Ojomoyela, said anti-riot police officers rounded up a crew from
the Broadcasting Corporation of Osun State (BCOS) and expelled them from the state.
“The journalists were escorted to a border town with Ekiti state and ordered out,” Mr. Ojomoyela said. “I called the commissioner of police who told me that the crew had no accreditation and therefore had no business in the state.”
The name of the expelled OSBC journalists were given as Akin. Ogunsola and Aremu Awolola.
Also reportedly expelled is Oyetunji Ojo of Inspiration FM.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt the reporters were arrested at Ifaki Ekiti by over 50 anti-riot police officers led a Mr. Patrick.
The spokesperson of the Ekiti state police command could not be reached for comment as at the time this story was published.
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