The Worldwide Press Centre, IPC, Lagos-Nigeria, has condemned the arrest of journalists who had been overlaying a peaceable protest on the gasoline value enhance in Yaba, Lagos State on Thursday.
The 4 arrested journalists are Ifeoluwa Adediran of Premium Occasions, Abiodun Ayeoba of Sahara Reporters, Awoniyi Oluwatosin of Goal Media and Daniel Tanimu of Galaxy Tv.
The assertion launched by IPC’s Program Officer, Melody Akinjiyan revealed that the spokesperson for the organizers of the protest – the Socialist Occasion of Nigeria – Comrade Hassan Soweto was equally arrested.
The assertion learn: “The cameras and telephones of the journalists had been seized whereas they had been taken to the Lagos State Police Command.
“IPC disapproves of the harassment and brutalization of the journalists in the midst of professional obligation and significantly decries the seizure and harm of their working instruments.
“IPC calls for the instant and unconditional launch of the journalists. The Police must also return their seized devices and pay compensation for the broken ones.
“IPC reiterates that the precise to peacefully meeting to ventilate grievances over authorities insurance policies is roofed by the legal guidelines of the federation and shouldn’t be tampered with arbitrarily.”