Journalist brutalize by police at 1 October protest – #RevolutionNow

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Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have on Thursday, October 1 brutalized a photojournalist with The PUNCH, Olukayode Jaiyeola.

He was reportedly attacked by armed policemen while covering the #RevolutionNow protest at the Maryland area of the state.

The protesters, who stormed Ojota and Maryland axis of the state, marched through the streets demanding a better society.

The citizens were on their way home when a group of armed police officers attacked them.

Jaiyeola was beaten with a baton which left him bleeding on the head.

Hakeem Odumosu, the state commissioner of police, later apologised to journalists for the “irresponsible act”, and said the police officer involved has been arrested and disarmed.

He stated;

“The man that is doing his lawful duty and the police assaulted him, we will take care of it. once again, I apologise for that.

“But you know me, I don’t tolerate all these things and will never. There is no reason to justify what the police did. what he did was assault, brutality, and incivility. I won’t cover that.

“Be rest assured he will face disciplinary action, Odumosu said.

Odumosu further said that the medical bill of the journalist will be taken care of by the police.

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