Lawyer offers free legal service to attacked Ogun journalists

Nigerian Union of Journalits

The journalists were attacked by thugs in a council secretariat.
A legal practitioner, Jaiye Alabi, has offered free legal service to the two journalists attacked by thugs allegedly on the order of the Chairman of Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Funmilayo Efuwape.

The journalists, Segun Olatunji of Punch Newspaper and Olayinka Olukoya of Nigerian Tribune, were at the council secretariat to cover an incident when they were attacked.

Ms. Efuwape was alleged to have given the thugs the permission to deal with the journalists for their effrontery to enter the secretariat to take pictures.

The thugs after beating them also seized their cameras, deleted pictures already taken, and impounded their blackberry phones.

The lawyer, Mr. Alabi, said he would want to pursue the case to court by offering free legal service to the victims.

The Lagos based legal practitioner said the action of the local government boss was uncalled for and barbaric.

‘I offer my free legal support’ the lawyer said while commending the Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists for a quick response to the issue. The union had condemned the action and also sought an unreserved apology from the council chairman.

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