Two journalists, Yomi Olomofe, Publisher of the Badagry community-based Prime Magazine and McDominic Nkpemenyie, a reporter with the Rivers state-owned TIDE newspapers were beaten and assaulted by hoodlums suspected to be smugglers over the reporting of the activities of smugglers along the Seme – Badagry area. In the course of his ordeal, Olomofe said that the hoodlums threatened to kill him so as to serve as deterrents to other journalists writing stories about them, adding that journalists have been writing negative stories about them.
Date of Occurrence
Suspected Smugglers - Non-state agents
Section 39 of the constitution asserts the right to expression and right to dignity of human life as expressed in section 34 of the constitution