The International Press Center (IPC) has censured in solid terms the announced fierce assault on the General Manager, JAMZ 100.1FM, Ibadan, Mr. Tony Awobode, by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Eleyele Police Station and his men.
The mishap, as indicated by reports, occured when Awobode, otherwise known as Don Tee, who was riding on a force bicycle, was halted by the DPO on a claim that his vehicle reflect was hit by Awobode’s force bicycle while attempting to cross towards the Aleshinloye pivot.
IPC uncovered that endeavors by Don Tee to clarify that there was no imprint or indication of grating as an afterthought reflect prompted further assaults on him.
Portraying his experience in the possession of the Eleyele DPO, Don Tee expressed that, “it was an instance of discretionary utilization of bare force”.
The Executive Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade communicated shock over the detailed police ruthlessness against a media proficient and the ceaseless bad dreams such demonstrations kept on comprising for the media in Nigeria.
As indicated by Arogundade, “The overbearing and uncouth way in which a few components in the Nigeria Police handle issues with writers addresses only the proceeding with gross infringement of their principal basic freedoms.”
IPC requested that every one of the culprits of the assault on Don Tee ought to be fished out and arraigned, notwithstanding the installment of satisfactory pay and settlement of the doctor’s visit expenses of the person in question.