Independence day: Police inspector arrested in Lagos for assaulting journalist

Independence day: Police inspector arrested in Lagos for assaulting journalist

- Innocent Adadu, a police inspector attached to PMF 22 Ikeja, has been arrested in Lagos state

- The police inspector was detained after he assaulted a photojournalist during a protest

- The journalist was assaulted by Adadu while covering a protest on Thursday, October 1

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A police inspector identified as Innocent Adadu has been arrested by the authorities in Lagos state for assaulting a photojournalist, Kayode Jaiyeola, while covering a protest in Maryland axis on Thursday, October 1.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesman for the state police command confirmed this in a statement.

Jaiyeola who works with a newspaper publication was said to have been injured after Adadu, attached to Police Mobile Force (PMF) 22 Ikeja, hit the journalist with a stick, Channels TV reports.

The Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, in reaction to the incident ordered that the officer is detained immediately and orderly room trial.

Independence day: Police inspector arrested in Lagos for assaulting journalist
A police inspector arrested for assaulting a journalist covering a protest in Lagos.
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The commissioner personally rushed the journalist to the police hospital after his arrival at the scene and ensured Jaiyeola was given the best medical treatment.

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Earlier, reported that as Nigeria celebrated the independence day anniversary, many people protested, demanding better things for the country.

In Lagos, the protesters, over 200 of them, marched from the streets of Ojota to Maryland in Lagos, chanting songs of solidarity.

With the protest, they are registering their dissatisfaction over terrible situations in the country.

However, about 20 #RevolutionNow protesters were on Thursday, October 1, arrested by security operatives in the state.

In their march, the protesters chanted solidarity songs before they were accosted and arrested by security officers.

Meanwhile, a former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has berated the police following the arrest of RevolutionNow protesters in some parts of the country.

This development has got a lot of Nigerians and social commentators into heated reactions and comments. One of those who have decried this is Sani, who said that in the past, protesters were protected, not attacked by security officers.

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