Osun NUJ condemns harassment of member by Dugbe DPO, Oyegade

Osun NUJ condemns harassment of member by Dugbe DPO, Oyegade
By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Council, has demanded for apology from  Osun State Police Command over the unlawful arrest and subsequent  arraignment of its member and reporter of Daily post in the state, Mr Sikiru Obarayese.
A statement by the Chairman of the Union, Comrade Wasiu Ajadosu and Secretary, Comrade Bukola Elufadejin condemned the arrest and arraignment and described the act as gross violation of his fundamental  human rights.
The statement further  decried the attitude of the divisional police of officer in charge of Dugbe Division, Osogbo, Mr Akinloye Oyegade, for arresting a  journalist who was performing his professional duties and the speed of the arraignment.
It called on Nigeria Police to be civil in its approach and stop exercising unnecessary force on citizens performing legitimate duties, advising them to  focus only on criminal elements,  as the Union could no longer tolerate abuse and harassment of its members.
Sikiru Obarayese
Sikiru Obarayese during his arraignment at Osogbo Magisterate’s Court
The statement urged the state commissioner of police to call his men and officers to order and educate them on the place of media in the task of policing the state.
It also warned  that if the command fails  to caution his men and officers against intimidation and harassment of it’s members in the course of  performing their professional responsibilities,  the Union may not have any other  option than to stop reportage of all activities of the state command .


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