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IPC Condemns Alleged Attack On General Manager Of Jamz 100.1fm By Police

 …Demand Compensation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Press Centre (IPC),  Lagos Nigeria, has condemned  in strong terms the recent brutal attack on the General Manager, JAMZ 100.1FM, Ibadan, Mr. Tony Awobode,  by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and his men from the Eleyele Police station in the Oyo State capital.

Quoting a media report, the organization said ‘’the incident happened when Awobode popularly known and addressed as Don Tee   was riding on a power bike,  stopped by the DPO alleging that his car mirror was hit by the power bike as the JAMZ FM GM was trying to cross towards the Aleshinloye axis”.

“Efforts by Don Tee to explain that there are no mark or sign of friction on the side mirror led to further attacks on him as he later explained to the Chairman of the Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

“Don Tee, according to the report, described his ordeal this “it was a case of arbitrary use of naked power”.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday,  Executive Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, expressed shock over yet another police brutality against a media professional and the unending nightmares such acts continue to constitute for the media in Nigeria.

He said “the highhanded and uncivilized manner in which some elements in the Nigeria Police handle issues with journalists represents nothing but the continuing gross violation of their fundamental human rights.

” IPC  therefore, demands that all the perpetrators of the attack on Don Tee should be fished out and prosecuted in addition to the payment of adequate compensation and settlement of the medical bills of the victim.

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