Revolution Now Protesters And Security Agents Clashes!!

Police Chief detains Inspector over assault on photojournalist as 11 arrested, released in Osogbo. A photojournalist, Kayode Jaiyeola, was injured on Thursday and 30 others were arrested after hundreds of protesters marched on Lagos streets against Federal Government’s policies. Jaiyeola was hit with a baton on the head by a Police Inspector attached to the Mobile Force (PMF), Innocent Adadu, while covering the #RevolutionNow protest at Ojota. Condemning the assault on the photojournalist, Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu ordered his arrest and orderly a room trial. Odumosu, who visited the injured man at the Police Clinic in Ikeja, said the policeman acted unprofessionally. In an interview with The Nation, the Police Chief said it was either the Inspector was overzealous or was suffering from a psychological problem. “Firstly, we thank God that the man is alive and safe. I was on patrol when I heard about the incident and I rushed to the scene to ensure effective management. When I got there, he had been moved to the hospital and I went there to see him and ensure he was okay. “I cannot imagine how a policeman will use a baton on someone who did nothing to him. It is completely unprofessional. It is inhumanity of man to man. It’s against what we call being civil to members of the public. The policeman has to remain in custody and undergo internal disciplinary procedure…” The Photojournalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN) condemned the attack on Jaiyeola. In a statement by its Chairman, Mr. Abiodun Ajala, PJAN said: “The role of the media is to gather and report events in a public space. Why must an identified journalist be treated in such an animalistic manner when he is not a criminal? Even a criminal is given fair hearing until proven guilty in the court of law… “We shall continue to be law-abiding citizens as long as the respect is mutual. Members are ready to down tool as a form of protest next time such[…]

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“Fayose Will Face Trial After Leaving Office” – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has yesterday, July 16th said that governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State will face criminal trial after leaving office. Hours after Mr Fayemi was announced winner of the Ekiti election, the EFCC posted a tweet on its official Twitter handle that it would resurrect a poultry scandal involving the governor. The agency later deleted the tweet which was condemned by many Nigerians including the governor’s spokesperson. In a statement, the EFCC spokesperson played down on the tweet controversy, but said only the court could clear Mr Fayose of his criminal trial after leaving office. “While it is true that there is a subsisting criminal charge against Governor Fayose, the fate of the charge will be determined by the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, at the expiration of his tenure, not the EFCC,” the agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said. Read the full EFCC statement by Mr Uwujaren below. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has observed with interest, reactions to a tweet that purportedly appeared on the Commission’s Twitter handle July 15, announcing the imminent revival of the criminal case against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State. In the opinion of most commentators, the tweet coming a few hours after Fayose’s protege, Kolapo Olusola of the People’s Democratic Party lost the governorship election to his All progressives Congress rival, Kayode Fayemi, betrayed the partisanship of the EFCC in the political contest in Ekiti State. Against the background, Commission is constrained to state that the purported tweet does not represent the views of the EFCC. As a law enforcement organization the Commission is apolitical and was not involved in the recent Ekiti election. It therefore has no reason to gloat over the political misfortune of any candidate or political god-father. While it is true that there is a subsisting criminal charge against Governor Fayose, the fate of the charge will be determined by the Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, at the expiration of his tenure,[…]

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